Applications for the ERAP program are closed effective Jan. 24, 2023. Due to a high volume of applications submitted, funding is no longer available.
Residents who have already submitted an application or an additional funding request for emergency rental assistance before Jan. 24, 2023, will continue to have their application or request reviewed. However, there is no guarantee applications will be funded due to a lack of funds.
The national COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the way we live and do business in Escambia County, and as a result, many families who lease their homes are having a hard time paying rent and utilities. The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to provide emergency rental assistance to eligible residents and their landlords. Assistance will be provided to income eligible residents and families who:
- Have been financially impacted by COVID-19;
- Are at risk of experiencing homelessness of housing instability; and
- Have not received any other rental assistance
Both the renter and the landlord must submit an application through this portal. Payment will be made directly to the landlord on behalf of the renter.