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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: To date, ERAP has drawn more than 1,145 households, and more than $5.4 million in rental and utility assistance has been distributed.


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


The City of Tulsa was awarded more than $12 million from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to implement an Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). This COVID-19 relief funding aims to assist individuals who are unable to pay rent and utilities due to a negative financial impact from the pandemic. Eligible households can receive up to 15 months of assistance.

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