Starting Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 9 a.m., applications will be accepted for the Landlord Rental Assistance Program (LRAP) which 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. Assistance may be provided for households with rent up to 150 percent of the Fair Market rent (FMR) for the county where the property is located.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Landlords are encouraged to gather all the information needed before starting an application including proof of ownership and rental amounts, as documentation must be uploaded at the time of application in order to complete and submit the application.
APPLY FOR LRAP
The New York State Landlord Rental Assistance Program (LRAP) will provide economic relief to help landlords by providing rental arrears assistance for landlords whose tenants have left their rental property or who are unwilling to apply for ERAP.
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.
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. If the monthly rental amount exceeds 150 percent of the FMR, the landlord will be ineligible for assistance.
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.
All landlords can apply when the program opens. For the first 45 days of the program, priority is given to landlords who own a building with 20 or fewer units. After 45 days, applications for all eligible landlords will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available.
Consistent with the ERAP program, landlords/owners of units where the current or former tenant household’s rent is limited to a percentage of household income may apply for assistance, but the application will not be assessed for eligibility until all other applications have been considered and will receive assistance only to the extent funds remain available.
As of 10/19/2021
As the NYS Emergency Rental Assistance Program prepares to begin accepting applications on June 1, 2021. Thank you for the role you will play in this important effort. The support you will provide to members of your community will go a long way toward improving the economic stability of many families, and the economic recovery of your county.
Below we will provide you with links to informational videos to help you become familiar with the ERAP system that will be used for application submission, as well as the role your organization will play.
If you have not already done so, I suggest visiting the OTDA website to view a range of resources directed to providers. Our Information for Providers Page includes:
A link to the Webinar Presentation that was held on May 13th and 14th
An ERAP Overview Flyer
OTDA’s ERAP Outreach Flyer
A Customizable ERAP Outreach Flyer that you can use to include your agency contact information
Social Media Graphis for your use in promoting the program
NYS Rental Assistance Program - Instructions for Landlords PDF