Landlord Rental Assistance Program (LRAP)

Miles F. Altarac

The New York State Landlord Rental Assistance Program (LRAP) is now open and accepting applications.  This program provides rental assistance for landlords whose tenants are unwilling to apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), including where the tenant has left the rental property.

Landlords approved for LRAP may receive up to 12 months of rental arrears payments for rents accrued on or after March 1, 2020.

Landlords in New York State are eligible for LRAP if they meet the following criteria:

  • The landlord has a tenant who has left an apartment with unpaid rental arrears OR the landlord has a tenant with rental arrears who refuses to apply for ERAP and the landlord has reached out to their tenant to encourage participation in ERAP at least 3 times, including 2 in writing.
  • The landlord has documented rental arrears owed for the tenant at their residence for rent costs accrued on or after March 1, 2020.
  • Unit rental amount is at or below 150% of the Fair Market rent (FMR) for the location. These limits are based on county and number of bedrooms of the unit. If the monthly rental amount exceeds 150% of the FMR, the landlord will be ineligible for assistance.

The documentation required includes:

  • Completed W-9 tax form
  • Proof of ownership
  • Tenant’s executed lease or, if none, documentation demonstrating the last full monthly rent payment made by tenant
  • Documentation of rent due (rent ledger or attestation on application)
  • Building owner’s banking information for direct deposit of funds
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