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CALM Programs

Erie County

  • Contract Information and Criteria 

Town of Tonawanda

  • Contract Information and Criteria 

New York Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

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Eligibility

New York residents are eligible for ERAP if they meet all of the following criteria:

Household gross income is at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). These income limits differ by county and household size. A household may qualify based on current income or calendar year 2020 income that is at or below 80 percent AMI.

On or after March 13, 2020, a member of the household received unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in income, incurred significant costs or experienced financial hardship, directly or indirectly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The applicant is obligated to pay rent at their primary residence and has rental arrears (rent overdue) at their current residence for rent owed on or after March 13, 2020.

The household must be at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability, which can be demonstrated by having rental arrears owed on or after March 13, 2020.

There are no immigration status requirements to qualify for the program.

Households eligible for rental arrears may also be eligible for help paying utility arrears at the same rental unit.


Individuals 18 years and older residing in Erie County, NY. To be referred to our housing program you need to complete a Single Point of Access (SPOA) thru the Erie County Department of Mental Health or/and thru Coordinated Entry. Please check each program above to see which one you will qualify for.

Program Location and Phone Number

Email us at: calm@rsiwny.org

66 Englewood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone (716) 832-2141
Fax (716) 832-0021

 

Manager: Cornelius Delaney

Office (716) 431-4673

Hours

Monday thru Friday 9:00 to 5:00 pm


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