Restore Hope Still Accepting Rental Assistance Applications

Restore Hope is continuing to accept applications to the City of Tulsa’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).

You may have heard that Community CARES Partners (CCP) has temporarily closed its application portal and will not be accepting new applications until October 15, 2021. During that time, CCP will be processing the backlog of applications to ensure all qualifying landlords and tenants with pending requests are able to receive payment.

Restore Hope’s application portal remains open and applications are being accepted to the City of Tulsa’s ERAP! So far, Restore Hope has received 15,000 applications and has distributed nearly $12 million in emergency rental assistance. Current processing time for applications is approximately 6 weeks and the status of a pending application can be checked online. Applications can be made online at: http://erap.restorehope.org.

Funds continue to be available. Qualifying households can receive up to 12 months of back rent and up to 3 months of future rent for 15 months of total assistance. While the CDC eviction moratorium has ended, the funds can only be used to keep a tenant stably housed pursuant to current guidelines from the US Department of Treasury. If the tenant has been evicted, then the landlord and property manager will not be able to receive rental assistance for the payments past-due rent.

If a tenant needs assistance making a rental assistance application, the Housing Solutions’ Landlord Tenant Resource Center (LTRC) is available to provide assistance at Iron Gate on Monday through Thursday, from 1pm to 4pm. LTRC has also offered to work with landlords to set up application stations at a centralized location for tenants to receive assistance applying for emergency rental assistance. To request an application station, please complete this form: https://forms.office.com/r/YzUtPTguCf

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