The Missouri Emergency Rental Arrears Program (ERAP) assists landlords and tenants with past-due rent payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you owe rent to your landlord, you can encourage them to work with you and apply for this program.
ERAP assistance will cover up to six months of rent going back to April 1, 2020. To apply, landlords gather information from their tenants about their COVID-19 hardship and provide that information to the Missouri Housing Development Commission in an online form.
Landlords must guarantee they won’t evict the tenants for 120 days from the date the ERAP application is submitted.
The ERAP program is supported through federal CARES Act grant funding.