Lackawanna County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Lackawanna County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LERAP) has allocated all of its available funding.

Applications currently in our system are not being processed at this time. Additionally, new or subsequent applications are not being accepted.

If you are in need of rental assistance, the following agencies may be able to help:

LERAP represents an extraordinary partnership among Lackawanna County, tenants and their landlords and utility providers, community partners, the eviction court system, and program manager Capital Access.

The U.S. Treasury and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania established the program to assist low-income renters during the Covid emergency. The funds also helped the applicants’ landlords and utility companies, large and small, weather the crisis. Here is how LERAP has helped the greater Lackawanna County Community as of December 29, 2022:

  • 2,539 Grants provided.
  • $4,845 The average grant, for 9.35 months of rent and/or utility assistance.
  • 360 Grants helped households avoid a court-ordered eviction.
  • $21,280 Average annual income for households receiving grants.
  • 100% of grants (2,539) benefited households earning 80% or less of Area Median Income (AMI).
  • 78.5% of grants (1,994) of all grants benefited households earning 50% or less of AMI.
  • 54.4% of grants (1,192) benefited households earning 30% or less of AMI.
  • 1,517 of all grants helped households with children remain in their homes.

We celebrate these accomplishments!

Phone 272-225-5577
Grant Stats

Community Partners