The Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program assists households behind on their rent that have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 and are at risk of homelessness or housing instability. In addition, the program can provide temporary rental assistance and assistance with unpaid utility bills.

DO I QUALIFY?

Eligible residents must meet the following criteria:

HOW DOES IT WORK?

This assistance can pay up to 12 months of past due rent and for some households, pay up to 3 months for future rent. The program can also pay for up to 12 months of overdue electric or gas bills. Please note, payments will always be issued directly to the landlord or utility provider.

HOW CAN I APPLY?

Applications must be submitted www.otda.ny.gov/ERAP

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:

Catholic Charities staff are available to walk you through the Emergency Rental Assistance process.

Call 718-880-3286 or ccbqerap@ccbq.org

We expect heavy call volume, please email for faster assistance.

Supportive Housing

Our residential housing programs serve clients with a variety of needs, including those who are formerly homeless and those struggling with mental illness. Housing information and waiting list requests may be made by calling 718-722-6001.

Family Housing

Our Family Housing provides low-income families with a safe and stable place to live. Housing information and waiting list requests may be made by calling 718-722-6001.

Senior Housing

Residents in our 23 senior housing buildings, with a total of 2,186 units, take part in a wide variety of health, educational, social and recreational activities.  Housing information and waiting list requests may be made by calling 718-722-6001.