City of Allen Assistance Programs
Opens Mar 1 2021 01:00 PM (EST)
Deadline Jun 30 2022 01:00 PM (EDT)
$0.00 to $40,000.00
Description


Application - Click on the "Apply" button on the upper right-hand side of this screen.


Program Descriptions

Emergency Rental Assistance Program - The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) provides residential rent and utility assistance for residents of the City of Allen. Read more about the ERAP program below. 

CLOSED AS OF 6/13/21- Small Business Grant Program - The Small Business Grant Program provides grants to small businesses operating in the City of Allen. The program is no longer accepting applications. Read more about the SBGP HERE.


Emergency Rental Assistance Program


Eligible Expenses & Maximum Financial Assistance Per Household

Eligible expenses include:

  • Rent
  • Rental arrears, including contracted late fees 
  • Utilities (e.g. electricity, gas, water, sewer, trash removal, internet) 
  • Reasonable landlord attorney fees and court costs for active eviction cases (subject to future guidance from the United States Department of Treasury)

You may receive up to 12 months of assistance (measured from March 13, 2020), plus an additional 3 months if you can show that the extra months are needed to ensure housing stability and funds are available.

Rental and utility assistance will be provided up to the maximum number of months allowed.


Eligibility Criteria

You will be required to prove the following 3 things:

  1. Someone in your household qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19; and
  2. You demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and
  3. You have a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median.

Note: If you are reapplying for assistance, you must be able to demonstrate that you have ongoing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

If you or a member of your household experienced hardship due to contracting the COVID-19 virus, you will be asked to: (1) explain the hardship your household experienced due to the illness and (2) submit documentation of the hardship. In most instances, we will not be able to accept a self-administered COVID-19 test.


Household Income Limits (UPDATED 11/5/2021)



Application Process


Review & Payment Process


Instructional Videos for Applicants 


Helpful Documents for Applicants


Instructional Videos for Landlords  


Helpful Documents for Landlords


Questions 

If you have questions about the program, you can:

All email messages will be returned within one business day.

Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and language assistance will be made available for persons with limited English proficiency. 

City of Allen Assistance Programs



Application - Click on the "Apply" button on the upper right-hand side of this screen.


Program Descriptions

Emergency Rental Assistance Program - The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) provides residential rent and utility assistance for residents of the City of Allen. Read more about the ERAP program below. 

CLOSED AS OF 6/13/21- Small Business Grant Program - The Small Business Grant Program provides grants to small businesses operating in the City of Allen. The program is no longer accepting applications. Read more about the SBGP HERE.


Emergency Rental Assistance Program


Eligible Expenses & Maximum Financial Assistance Per Household

Eligible expenses include:

  • Rent
  • Rental arrears, including contracted late fees 
  • Utilities (e.g. electricity, gas, water, sewer, trash removal, internet) 
  • Reasonable landlord attorney fees and court costs for active eviction cases (subject to future guidance from the United States Department of Treasury)

You may receive up to 12 months of assistance (measured from March 13, 2020), plus an additional 3 months if you can show that the extra months are needed to ensure housing stability and funds are available.

Rental and utility assistance will be provided up to the maximum number of months allowed.


Eligibility Criteria

You will be required to prove the following 3 things:

  1. Someone in your household qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19; and
  2. You demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and
  3. You have a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median.

Note: If you are reapplying for assistance, you must be able to demonstrate that you have ongoing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

If you or a member of your household experienced hardship due to contracting the COVID-19 virus, you will be asked to: (1) explain the hardship your household experienced due to the illness and (2) submit documentation of the hardship. In most instances, we will not be able to accept a self-administered COVID-19 test.


Household Income Limits (UPDATED 11/5/2021)



Application Process


Review & Payment Process


Instructional Videos for Applicants 


Helpful Documents for Applicants


Instructional Videos for Landlords  


Helpful Documents for Landlords


Questions 

If you have questions about the program, you can:

All email messages will be returned within one business day.

Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and language assistance will be made available for persons with limited English proficiency. 

Value

$0.00 to $40,000.00

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Opens
Mar 1 2021 01:00 PM (EST)
Deadline
Jun 30 2022 01:00 PM (EDT)