Emergency Rental Assistance
UPDATE (NOV. 30, 2022):
Richland County's Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is approaching the end of ERA1 funding for rental and utility assistance. Applications submitted before Oct. 1, 2022, will continue to be processed for as long as funding is available, and applicants will be updated on their status by the end of the performance period: Dec. 29, 2022.
Please click here to access your application.
Feel free to contact the ERAP call center: 855-216-9198 or firstname.lastname@example.org through Dec. 29, 2022, for further assistance and/or updates.
The U.S. Department of Treasury awarded Richland County Government $12.5 million to help local households unable to pay rent and utilities because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding was made available through ERA (ERAP), which was enacted in December 2020.
Through ERA2, a similar federal program enacted in March 2021, the County received another $9.9 million to continue supporting renters at risk of eviction.
In February 2022, the County received $22 million from reallocated ERA1 funds.
To date, the County has approved more than $26 million in aid for residents through ERA1 and ERA2.