Skoufis and Jacobson to host Rental Assistance Forum

Posted 7/21/21

Senator James Skoufis (D-Woodbury and Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-Newburgh) will host an informational forum for tenants and landlords who have struggled financially during the COVID-19 …

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Skoufis and Jacobson to host Rental Assistance Forum

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Senator James Skoufis (D-Woodbury and Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-Newburgh) will host an informational forum for tenants and landlords who have struggled financially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presented in partnership with Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, the forum will present an overview of and answer questions about New York State’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).

The forum will be held on Wednesday, July 21 from 6 to 7 pm at the Newburgh Activity Center, 401 Washington Street, Newburgh.

For eligible individuals, ERAP will cover:

• 12 months of past-due rent accrued on or after March 13, 2020

• 3 months of future rent

• 12 months of overdue electric and/or gas bill payments that have accrued on or after March 13, 2020

Applications and more information about ERAP are available at nysrenthelp.otda.ny.gov/en/.

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