DHS Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

November 9, 2021

DHS Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) has established the Emergency Rental AssistanceProgram (ERAP) to provide financial assistance to eligible households, directly or indirectly impacted financially by COVID-19. This assistance will be available to eligible households struggling to pay rent,rental arrears, utilities, utility arrears, and other related housing expenses


- A tenant who owes back rent or isstruggling to pay rent that has beendirectly or indirectly impacted by COVID-19
- A landlord with a tenant who owesback rent or is struggling to pay rent that has been directly or indirectly impacted by COVID-19
- A household with occupancy of a rentalproperty who has been directly orindirectly impacted by COVID-19 and isstruggling to pay for utilities such as electricity, gas, water/sewage, trashremoval, or heating


I would like to complete an application on my own:

To apply for the initial application electronically, go to theCOMPASS website:


under Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) on thehomepage to start your application

I would like assistance to complete my application:

Call: Tableland Services Inc.
to either:

- Request an appointment for assistance over the phone
- Request a virtual appointment from the convenience ofyour home
- Request a mail-in application be sent to your home