Town of Brookhaven Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)


The Emergency Rental Assistance Program assists households behind on their rent that have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 and are at risk of homelessness or housing instability. The program can provide temporary rental assistance and assistance with unpaid utility bills. 

  • This program can pay up to 12 months of past due rent and up to 3 months of future rent 
  •  For some households, this program can pay up to 12 months of overdue electric or gas bills


  • Must be a resident of Town of Brookhaven, with proof of residency, and residing in the property that is in arrears.
  • One of more adults in the household must have qualified for unemployment benefits or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs or experienced other financial hardships due directly to COVID-19.
  • Must be able to provide a fully executed rental lease or agreement where the lease is in the Applicant’s name and the Applicant is responsible for monthly rent payments
  • Household income must be 80% or below Area Median Income

Have questions? Call Sean at 631-940-3714 or call 2-1-1
or fill out an inquiry form at                

Please apply today!

For those living outside of the Town of Brookhaven visit:


Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)


Funding is provided through the United States Treasury Department. 


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Public Service Information Form
Adjusted gross annual income as defined for purposes of reporting under Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1040 for individual Federal annual Income Tax purposes. Estimate the annual income of a household by projecting the prevailing rate of income of each Person in the household at the time assistance is provided. Estimated annual income shall include income from all family or Household members.

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