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The COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program (CEHAP), administered by the City’s Office of Community Development, was funded by a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
CEHAP will fund up to six months of emergency housing needs for low-moderate income Saratogians - preventing homelessness for those at risk, and rapidly rehousing those without adequate housing. Participating non-profit human service providers will work with citizens in need of housing assistance to facilitate the application process and provide supportive services during the experience of homelessness, eviction process and housing stabilization period. Households with a member who is documented as being at high-risk for severe COVID-19 infection will be prioritized.
Applicants seeking emergency rental assistance must:
• be a City resident;
• be a low-moderate income household (80% Area Median Income or below: Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA);
• have a pandemic-related lapse in income; and
• be in good standing with their landlord as of March 1, 2020.
All CEHAP applicants must work with a Participating Provider to access funds. Currently, City-approved Participating Providers include: CAPTAIN Community Human Services, Catholic Charities of Saratoga County, Shelters of Saratoga, Veteran’s and Community Housing Coalition, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY (for those also requiring legal assistance), Salvation Army of Saratoga Springs, Transitional Services Association and Wellspring (domestic violence victims).
Application forms, program and eligibility guidelines, and Participating Provider contact information can be found at the link below.