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Re: Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program
« Reply #40 on: June 09, 2021, 06:25:24 PM »
In some states, landlords with one or more eligible low income renters, can apply to get reimbursed for up to 80% of each eligible renterís unpaid rent between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, if the landlord agrees to waive the remaining 20% of unpaid rent for that specific time period.  This sentence was taken from here

Is this the same program that @cgr is talking about? 
In order for the landlord to receive these rent payments in NY does he have to forgo 20%?
Each state has slightly different rules. NY pays 100% of rent owed for eligible applicants, with no reductions.

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Re: Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program
« Reply #41 on: June 09, 2021, 06:26:17 PM »
Each state has slightly different rules. NY pays 100% of rent owed for eligible applicants, with no reductions.
Thank you.   NJ?

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Re: Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program
« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2021, 06:28:49 PM »
Each state has slightly different rules. NY pays 100% of rent owed for eligible applicants, with no reductions.
IINM in NY, if landlord doesn't respond, money is sent to tenant?

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Re: Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program
« Reply #43 on: June 09, 2021, 06:57:33 PM »
IINM in NY, if landlord doesn't respond, money is sent to tenant?
That is what @cgr's info page says from the link in her signature.

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Re: Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program
« Reply #44 on: June 09, 2021, 07:05:01 PM »

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Re: Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program
« Reply #45 on: June 09, 2021, 07:34:35 PM »
IINM in NY, if landlord doesn't respond, money is sent to tenant?
Yes. In NY they attempt to contact the landlord for 180 days before they release to the tenant though.

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Re: Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program
« Reply #46 on: June 10, 2021, 09:07:26 AM »
IINM in NY, if landlord doesn't respond, money is sent to tenant?

That is what @cgr's info page says from the link in her signature.

Yes. In NY they attempt to contact the landlord for 180 days before they release to the tenant though.

Update: NY is not following the Treasury's rule on this. They will not fund tenants if a landlord doesn't accept funding. https://otda.ny.gov/programs/emergency-rental-assistance/faq.asp#faq-application-q6

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Re: Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program
« Reply #47 on: June 10, 2021, 09:09:03 AM »
Update: NY is not following the Treasury's rule on this. They will not fund tenants if a landlord doesn't accept funding. https://otda.ny.gov/programs/emergency-rental-assistance/faq.asp#faq-application-q6

Basically if it isnít a lot of money and it puts a paperwork burden on the landlord they might not do it.

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Re: Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program
« Reply #48 on: June 10, 2021, 09:22:18 AM »
Basically if it isnít a lot of money and it puts a paperwork burden on the landlord they might not do it.
There's not a lot of paperwork involved for the landlord.
Proof of the landlord not accepting the funds can be held against them in eviction proceedings.

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Re: Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program
« Reply #49 on: June 11, 2021, 01:00:39 AM »
Thank you.   NJ?
Same.
I was approved in NJ, however my landlord didn't want to fill out the papers, and eventually they denied me because of that

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Re: Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program
« Reply #50 on: June 11, 2021, 01:07:43 AM »
I was approved in NJ, however my landlord didn't want to fill out the papers, and eventually they denied me because of that
See question 32
https://njdca.onlinepha.com/en-US/Pages/View/145/program-frequently-asked-questions

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Re: Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program
« Reply #51 on: June 11, 2021, 02:51:39 AM »
FAQ #6 is talking about a lottery?

If an applicant is eligible, then he only gets rent help if he is picked in the lottery? 

NJ is lottery and NY is not?

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Re: Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program
« Reply #52 on: June 11, 2021, 08:33:22 AM »
FAQ #6 is talking about a lottery?

If an applicant is eligible, then he only gets rent help if he is picked in the lottery? 

NJ is lottery and NY is not?
Correct.
In NJ some counties are also running their own application with no lottery (Ocean County included).

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Re: Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program
« Reply #53 on: June 15, 2021, 12:38:55 AM »
Is there any difference/benefits one way or another if the tenant vs the landlord initiates the application?

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Re: Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program
« Reply #54 on: June 15, 2021, 08:56:10 AM »
Is there any difference/benefits one way or another if the tenant vs the landlord initiates the application?
In New York? The answer is no but they both have to work together our office has been doing it now since the 1st when the program opened.

Try to make a deal with your Landlord especially for those who pay in cash.

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Re: Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program
« Reply #55 on: June 15, 2021, 09:30:58 AM »
Is there any difference/benefits one way or another if the tenant vs the landlord initiates the application?
Unless the landlord has all tenant info then tenant first, then landlord.

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Re: Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program
« Reply #56 on: June 15, 2021, 09:38:34 AM »
In New York? The answer is no but they both have to work together our office has been doing it now since the 1st when the program opened.

Try to make a deal with your Landlord especially for those who pay in cash.
What kind of deal?  Suggestions?  The govt pays them directly in full in NY, no?  You are welcomed to pm.

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Re: Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program
« Reply #57 on: June 15, 2021, 09:41:39 AM »
What kind of deal?  Suggestions?  The govt pays them directly in full in NY, no?  You are welcomed to pm.
Just want to point out that any ERA payments made cover the full rent owed, and landlords may not request additional payment or apply the payments to other (previous) months. Additionally, late fees must be waived for those months.

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Re: Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program
« Reply #58 on: June 15, 2021, 09:42:50 AM »
What kind of deal?  Suggestions?  The govt pays them directly in full in NY, no?  You are welcomed to pm.
If you can work it out to back log as if you didnít pay.... split the profits with him.

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Re: Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program
« Reply #59 on: June 15, 2021, 09:52:10 AM »
If you can work it out to back log as if you didnít pay.... split the profits with him.

I don't think this should be discussed on a public forum.

There are families who haven't been able to pay rent in months, and they and their landlords are over the moon about this program. If everyone who paid rent starts making under-the-table deals to have their landlord sign that they didn't pay for the last few months, those who really need it will have less of a chance to get funded- remember, there is limited funds availble, even if it will last for a few weeks at least.