Thursday, 15 October 2020 13:45

Up to Six Months of Rent Assistance Available to Income-Eligible City Residents

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program - CEHAP, will fund up to six months of emergency housing needs for low-moderate income city residents preventing homelessness for those at risk, and rapidly rehousing those without adequate housing.

Applicants seeking emergency rental assistance must: be a City resident; be a low-moderate income household (80% Area Median Income or below: Albany Schenectady-Troy MSA); have a pandemic-related lapse in income; and  be in good standing with their landlord as of March 1, 2020. 

All CEHAP applicants must work with a Participating Provider to access funds. City-approved Participating Providers include: CAPTAIN Community Human Services, Catholic Charities of Saratoga County, Shelters of Saratoga, Veterans & Community Housing Coalition, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY (for those also requiring legal assistance), Salvation Army of Saratoga Springs, Transitional Services Association and Wellspring (domestic violence victims). 

Applications, eligibility guidelines, and Participating Provider contact information can be found on the City’s website: www.saratoga-springs.org 

CEHAP is administered by the City’s Office of Community Development, was funded by a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

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