Emergency Rental Assistance Program (EARP)

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Massachusetts renters with a household income of 80% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI) that are having trouble covering rent and/or utility payments may qualify for assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). The program can pay for up to 18 months of arrears or up to 18 months of prospective rental assistance, or a combination, for costs accrued after March 13, 2020.  ERAP can also cover up to $2,500 of overdue utility bills for renters that became due after the start of the pandemic.    

Please call 2-1-1 or connect directly with your regional agency here. For more information, please check out our website.  

If you are unemployed, have lost income, or had expenses increase during the pandemic, you may be eligible to receive help to stay in your home and pay utilities. Reach out today by calling 2-1-1 or visiting www.mass.gov/covidhousinghelp. 


Si está desempleado, ha perdido ingresos o sus gastos han aumentado durante la pandemiapuede ser elegible para recibir ayuda para permanecer en su casa y pagar [los servicios públicos]. Llame hoy al 2-1-1 o visite www.mass.gov/covidhousinghelp. 

Se estiver desempregado(a), tiver perdido a renda ou tiver mais despesas devido a pandemiapoderá ser elegível para receber assistência para ficar em sua casa e para pagar [serviços públicos]. Entre em contato hoje mesmo ao ligar para o número 2-1-1 ou acesse o site: www.mass.gov/covidhousinghelp. 

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