The Housing Alliance on the Avoiding Evictions after ERAP

Rent relief will end within months, and Allegheny County Housing Court wants to avoid mass displacement

By Rich Lord

February 28, 2022

Current recipients of rent relief in Allegheny County won’t get payments for months beyond May, and the cutoff date for new applications is March 31, the Department of Human Services has announced.

County officials and nonprofit administrators spent two months weighing options for stretching the available federal funds and keeping the Emergency Rental Assistance Program [ERAP] afloat. 

“We’re making this announcement when there’s still $65 million in the program just to let people know that it’s going to end for them three months from now,” said Chuck Keenan, the housing coordinator for the Allegheny County Department of Human Services [ACDHS]. Read the full article here.