COVID-19 Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance


Emergency Rent and Utility COVID Program


Montgomery County’s Emergency Rent and Assistance Program Applications Closing April 2023. Providers will stop accepting new applications April 1, 2023

The Emergency Rent and Utilities Coalition (ERUC), Montgomery County’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program, will stop accepting new applications as of April 1, 2023. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program or ERAP was created to help renters dealing with financial challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clients may be able to recertify to receive arrearages and prospective rent payments for April, May, or June ONLY so long as the recertification is processed before March 31, 2023.  Recertification requests are put on a waitlist and processed using county mandated prioritization guidelines on a first come first serve basis. Assistance is not guaranteed. Please plan accordingly to self-manage rent and utility payments in the event that timing does not allow for processing.

Beginning April 1, 2023, PCRC and the other organizations will strictly serve only waitlisted new clients, with no possibility of recertification.  Questions and feedback can be directed to

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