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Durham Emergency Rental Assistance Program Is Now Open

1/20/2022 - For updated information about the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), please visit our Housing Stability page.


Durham residents who are behind on their rents and facing evictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for financial help to stay in their homes from the new Durham Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).

The Durham ERAP, a partnership between the City and County of Durham governments, is being funded with $9.6 million in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Treasury. Managed by the Durham County Department of Social Services, residents can apply to the program by clicking the links below. On the website, residents will find eligibility requirements, frequently asked questions, and the online application in English and Spanish. Click here to apply.

If you have questions concerning the application or if you need assistance in filling out your application, please call 919.560.8000, select 1 for English or 2 for Spanish, then select Option 7.

If you need assistance from Durham Housing Authority in obtaining documents for your application, please call 1.844.777.3277 or you can Email Us .
Find more information on A Fresh Start here.

Durham ERAP Flyer. All content is as listed below.

The Durham Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Durham ERAP Program is a partnership of city and county governments. 

Are you behind in rent due to COVID-19? 

The Durham Emergency Rental Assistance Program is here from you! Visit to learn the requirements and to apply TODAY. If you don't have internet access or simply need help with the application, visit one of you Community Partners below. Scan the QR code above with your phone to take you directly to the website. 
Questions? Call 919.560.8000, Select Option 7

Durham ERAP Qualifications

  • Durham County resident
  • Below 80% of the are median income
  • Experienced hardship due to COVID-19 
  • Gather your documents. You don't have to be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Apply online exclusively  

Our Community Partners

  • Church World Service
  • El Centro Hispano
  • CAARE The Healing Center
  • Community Empowerment Fund
  • Center For Homeownership
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