Emergency Rental Assistance Program Changes Requirements to Help More People
Updates to Federal language and requirements are anticipated to give Wyoming more flexibility to disperse funds under the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
The Department of Family Services (DFS) is now administering the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) in Wyoming.
This program will help tenants who have not been able to (or are concerned they will not be able to) make their rental or utility payments. ERAP will also help landlords and utility companies that may have not received payments due to them as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Rent; and
- Maintaining safe housing and avoiding evictions; and
- Utility bills.
Who is eligible for ERAP?
- Eligibility for the ERAP is based on income, impacts of COVID-19, and risk of homelessness or housing instability. Please visit https://dfs.wyo.gov/
assistance-programs/emergency- rental-assistance-program- erap/ for more information on eligibility.
How do I find out my application status?
- Please check your application status on the online portal or call the call center 1-877-WYO-ERAP.
- All correspondence will come from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add this email to your contact list to avoid missing important emails.
Learn more about the Emergency Rental Assistance Program by checking out the flyer!