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Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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The City of Tulsa has partnered with Restore Hope Ministries to offer rental and utility assistance to Tulsa citizens.

Impact: As of September 2, 2021, ERAP has distributed more than $11 million in rental and utility assistance to 1,790 households. The average amount of funding is $4,858. The top zip codes requesting funding are 74136, 74105 and 74133.


Who is eligible?

  1. City of Tulsa residents (County residents are eligible too.)
  2. Over the age of 18
  3. Lost your job, had your income decreased or suffered other financial hardships due directly or indirectly to COVID-19
  4. Household income at or below 80 percent Area Media Income (AMI)

Frequently Asked Questions
The FAQs tell you what you need to gather (lease, utility bills, etc) before applying. Please read, apply and tell your neighbors about the program.


How to Apply

ERAP funds do not require a social security card; they can pay three months of rent forward; and they are eligible to cover costs from last year beginning March 13, 2020.
A household that already receives federally-funded rental assistance may NOT be eligible to receive funds from the Emergency Rental Assistance program.

If an eligible household receives a monthly federal subsidy (e.g., a Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, or Project-Based Rental Assistance) and the tenant rent is adjusted according to changes in income, the renter household MAY receive ERAP assistance for the tenant-owed portion of rent or utilities that is not subsidized.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Policies and Procedures - March 12, 2021


Emergency Rental Assistance

In the first round of funding for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA 1), the City of Tulsa was awarded $12,043,792 from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to assist individuals with rent, utility payments and housing stability costs due directly or indirectly to the pandemic. Eligible households can receive up to 15 months of assistance which can include up to three months forward rent. The second allocation (ERA 2) to the City of Tulsa is $9,529,689.

The City is partnering with Restore Hope Ministries, a local nonprofit with over 45 years of experience in homeless prevention, to distribute the funds as fast and efficiently as possible.


Tulsa County Income Limits

(Area Median Income, AMI) Household income equal to or less than the following: 

Number of People in Household 

30%

50%

80%

$15,150

$25,200

$40,350

$17,300

$28,800

$46,100

$19,450

$32,400

$51,850

$21,600

$36,000

$57,600

$23,350

$38,900

$62,250

$25,100

$41,800

$66,850

$26,800

$44,650

$71,450

$28,550

$47,550

$76,050

Figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2021