The Landlord Rental Assistance Program (LRAP) provides rental assistance for landlords whose tenants are unwilling to apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), including where the tenant has left the rental property.
Landlords approved for LRAP may receive up to 12 months of rental arrears payments for rents accrued on or after March 1, 2020. LRAP will not pay for future rental assistance or utility arrears.
Landlords who rent out unit(s) located in New York State are eligible for LRAP if they meet the following criteria:
- The landlord has a tenant who has left an apartment in New York State with unpaid rental arrears or the landlord has a tenant with rental arrears who is residing in an apartment in New York State who refuses to apply for ERAP and the landlord has reached out to their tenant to encourage participation in ERAP at least 3 times, including 2 in writing.
- The unit rental amount is at or below 150 percent of the Fair Market rent (FMR) for their location. These limits are based on county and number of bedrooms of the rental unit.
- The landlord has documented rental arrears owed for the tenant at their residence for rent costs accrued on or after March 1, 2020.
There are no citizenship or immigration status requirements to qualify for the program.
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- Agency: New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
- Division: Rental Assistance Program
- Phone Number: (844) 691-7368
- Business Hours: Monday - Saturday: 8 AM - 7 PM
- Agents are available during business hours. Call volume is often high. If you get a busy signal, please try again later.