City ERAP Program Successfully Completed

Pandemic Rental Assistance Still Available Through Forsyth County

Winston-Salem has successfully completed its Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Through the program, more than 2,500 households in the city received a total of $11.7 million in assistance.

Winston-Salem residents can still apply for assistance through Forsyth County’s ERAP program.

ERAP is a federally funded program that assists low-income households that are behind on their rent or utilities because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible expenses include rent, electricity, water/sewer, natural gas, propane, garbage (county residents), fuel oil and internet bills. The program is open to renters with a household income of 80 percent or less of area median income, which varies by household size and is $55,100 for a family of four.

City residents who want to apply for ERAP through the county should go to Forsyth.cc/ERAP.

The county ERAP webpage includes ERAP eligibility guidelines, a chart of income limits for households of 1 through 8 people, and links to apply online or schedule an appointment at the ERAP Application Lab.