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This project is coordinated by Restore Hope with support from the City of Tulsa, Tulsa County, and the State of Oklahoma with funds awarded by the U.S. Department of Treasury. We have distributed more than $4 million to ERAP applicants which is more than we distributed any single year before COVID. We’re grateful to have the opportunity to connect people to these emergency funds to ensure people in northeastern Oklahoma remain in their homes. If you’re in need – apply today!

What is covered?

  • Past due rent
  • Past due utilities including water, gas, propane and electric
  • Forward rent for up to three months

Who qualifies?

  • Renters 18 years and older in the following counties:
    • Tulsa, Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Haskell, Mayes, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Rogers, Sequoyah, Wagoner, Washington.
  • Household income at or below 80% of the area median income (see table below by county or download complete one pager with all counties, here.)
  • Demonstrated risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability
  • Experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19, or have qualified for unemployment benefits since March 13, 2020.

 

What are the income guidelines?

The following table shows 80% of Area Media Income for all counties covered by ERAP. Applicants must make at or below this income level to qualify for support. Download complete one pager with all counties, here.

Creek, Osage, Rogers, Tulsa and Wagoner Counties

The following table shows 80% of the average median incomes for Creek, Osage, Rogers, Tulsa and Wagoner Counties. Identify your household size and compare with your household income to see if you qualify.

Household Size If your income is at or below the following, you can apply:
1 Person $40,350
2 Person $46,100
3 Person $51,850
4 Person $57,600
5 Person $62,250
6 Person $66,850
7 Person $71,450
8 Person $76,050
Washington County

The following table shows 80% of the average median incomes for Washington County. Identify your household size and compare with your household income to see if you qualify.

Household Size If your annual income is at or below the following you can apply:
1 Person

$37,350

2 Person

$42,700

3 Person

$48,050

4 Person

$53,350

5 Person

$57,650

6 Person

$61,900

7 Person

$66,200

8 Person

$70,450

Mayes County

The following table shows 80% of the average median incomes for Mayes County. Identify your household size and compare with your household income to see if you qualify.

Household Size If your income is at or below the following, you can apply:
1 Person

$34,400

2 Person

$39,300

3 Person

$44,200

4 Person

$49,100

5 Person

$53,050

6 Person

$57,000

7 Person

$60,900

8 Person

$64,850

Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Delaware, Haskell, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Ottawa and Pawnee Counties

The following table shows 80% of the average median incomes for Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Delaware, Haskell, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Ottawa. Identify your household size and compare with your household income to see if you qualify.

Household Size If your income is at or below the following, you can apply:
1 Person $      32,050.00
2 Person $      36,600.00
3 Person $      41,200.00
4 Person $      45,750.00
5 Person $      49,450.00
6 Person $      53,100.00
7 Person $      56,750.00
8 Person $      60,400.00
Sequoyah County

The following table shows 80% of the average median incomes for Sequoyah County. Identify your household size and compare with your household income to see if you qualify.

Household Size If your income is at or below the following, you can apply:
1 Person

$30,450

2 Person

$34,800

3 Person

$39,150

4 Person

$43,450

5 Person

$46,950

6 Person

$50,450

7 Person

$53,900

8 Person

$57,400

When can I apply?

Right now! Applications opened March 15, 2021 and extends through Sept. 30, 2022 (or until allocated funding is exhausted).

Applicants can learn more about the program and apply online at erap.restorehope.org.  Applications will be prioritized based on federal guidelines and using Restore Hope’s experience in providing rent assistance for over 25 years.

Have questions or need help with the application? Call 918.528.9008 Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm.

When will I receive funds?

There are two steps in the process: application processing and payment processing.

Payment processing takes less than a week once an application is approved and landlords have submitted their pledge card.

Application processing varies on a case-by-case basis dependent on the completeness of the application and urgency of the support needed. We are prioritizing applicants who are at higher risk of homelessness, eviction or disconnect which means some high risk folks have been processed AND received funds within less than a week whereas others have taken multiple weeks just to process. We are strictly adhering to Treasury Guidelines for the program which means following up with people who have incomplete applications to get the information we need to process.

Application taking a while? If your application is taking a longer time please know that we are processing every single application. We hope to get to yours very soon! Take comfort knowing that we expect most people will qualify for support. In fact, as of May 25 not a single application has been rejected (although duplicate applications have been removed). Also know that if your processing time surpasses additional rent or bill payments your requested amount will be increased to cover those additional bills (if approved).

If you have applied for support but have since received an eviction notice or are scheduled to be disconnected, please email erap [at] restorehope [dot] org to let us know. 

Additional COVID-19 Support Information

Eviction Moratorium

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced a moratorium on evictions starting September 4th until June 30, 2021. Our friends at Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma have prepared this document with the declaration needed to prevent evictions. Please be careful to read the entire document before signing.

Rent Assistance

We update our rent phone line 918-878-7999 with information about community resources. You can also call 211 for more information.

Food Assistance

Restore Hope’s South Food Pantry is open at a temporary location while our regular space is under construction.

Our food service hours will be Monday-Thursday from 12:30-3:30pm. Visit us at 9725 E 66th Street (see map below).

Our Main location will remain closed until further changes are implemented state-wide.

Page Updated 5/25/21