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EXPLAINER: Here’s how to get help paying for rent in New York if eviction moratorium ends

The eviction moratorium expires Tuesday, and the Monroe County Executive and Mayor of Rochester want tenants to call 211 if they’re facing eviction.

The number will help get them pre-screened for financial assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.


Once a person finds out they may qualify through the 211 call, they are directed to one of 13 non-profit agencies that will help with the application. Landlords may also submit applications for tenants with their permission.

If approved, owners of the property will get payment on behalf of their tenants for up to a year of back rent and three months of future rent depending on the financial situations of the household.

$16 million has been disbursed so far.

The average wait time between applying to getting payment in 25 to 40 days.



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