The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) was closed on Jan. 20, 2023, by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA). For months, many summary proceedings have been on hold for tenants with pending ERAP applications, even when funding for the program has been exhausted. OTDA continues to process all applications submitted on time in the order they were received.
We remain available to answer property owner questions about ERAP issues and to analyze individual circumstances in light of potential legal remedies. Things are in flux, and we will be alert to developments that might impact our clients’ interests