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About the Program

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) has been created to help individuals and families who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 to pay rent and/or utilities dating as early as March 2020. If you rent your home and have fallen behind in monthly payments to your landlord, you may be eligible for funding that could prevent you from eviction due to non-payment.

About the Program

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) has been created to help individuals and families who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 to pay rent and/or utilities dating as early as March 2020. If you rent your home and have fallen behind in monthly payments to your landlord, you may be eligible for funding that could prevent you from eviction due to non-payment.

What Will I Need to Apply?

  1. Your landlord’s name, mailing address, and telephone number
  2. Statement of rent owed or eviction notice from your landlord
  3. Birth certificate OR Real ID Driver’s License and Social Security cards for all household members. Immigration status is not required to apply
  4. Signed copy of lease/rental agreement
  5. Valid ID or current utility bill verifying USVI residency
  6. Past due notice showing utilities owed (electric and/or water)
  7. Copy of 2019 tax return (if applicable)
  8. Proof of household income status (as applicable)
    1. Unemployment insurance statement
    2. Job letter
    3. Layoff or furlough letter
    4. At least 2 months worth of paystubs
    5. Social Security benefit letter

What Will I Need to Apply?

  1. Your landlord’s name, mailing address, and telephone number
  2. Statement of rent owed or eviction notice from your landlord
  3. Birth certificate OR Real ID Driver’s License and Social Security cards for all household members
  4. Signed copy of lease/rental agreement
  5. Valid ID or current utility bill verifying USVI residency
  6. Past due notice showing utilities owed (electric and/or water)
  7. Copy of 2019 tax return (if applicable)
  8. Proof of household income status (as applicable)
    1. Unemployment insurance statement
    2. Job letter
    3. Layoff or furlough letter
    4. At least 2 months worth of paystubs
    5. Social Security benefit letter

How Can I Apply?

Email

Download the application and follow the instructions in the application to submit via email to erap@vihfa.gov.

In Person

To apply in person, please call one of our ERAP intake centers to schedule an appointment.

Online

Download the application and follow the instructions in the applications. Once completed, submit your application and required documents.

Contact Us

Do you have a questions, comments, complaints, compliments or suggestions about our services? The VIHFA would like to hear it. Please feel free to visit any of our offices or send us an email.

For members of the press, please send inquiries by email to media@vihfa.gov or by phone to (340) 777-4655.