Chester County pauses rental assistance program till 11/15

Chester County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is taking a pause from processing new referrals, to allow the organizations that are administering ERAP to work through, review and support everyone that is currently in the system and that qualifies for emergency rental and utility assistance.

The pause in new referrals is expected to continue until November 15th, after which time only those households with an eviction notice or utility shut-off notice will be referred for ERAP assistance.

During this time of pause from ERAP, anyone who needs assistance can still call 2-1-1 and follow prompts 2, 2, 2. Information and referrals on alternative available programs that may be able to help will be provided at that time.