helps tenant households with paying rent, past-due rent balances (also known as
arrears), utility and home energy costs, utility and home energy cost arrears,
and other expenses related to housing detailed below.
expenses include rent, rent arrears, rental costs for trailers and trailer
lots, and may include long-term housing hotels, motels, and boarding homes.
include separately stated electricity, gas, water, sewer, trash removal and
energy costs, such as fuel oil.
expenses related to housing include but are not limited to
relocation expenses, rental fees, reasonable late fees, internet services for
work, home schooling, telemedicine, etc.
How much of my
rental/utility arrears can be covered?
Assistance can be provided for a tenant with
payment of rent, rental arrears, utility or home energy costs, utility or home
energy cost arrears or other expenses related to housing for up to 12 months
(plus an additional three months, if necessary, to ensure housing stability for
the household, subject to the availability of funds) that has been accrued on
or after March 13. 2020.