COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program (CEHAP)

CEHAP funds have been exhausted and the program is now CLOSED.

If funding to reopen the program should become available, it will be announced here.

CEHAP flyer

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. These funds were disbursed to Community Development Block Grant entitlement communities, including Saratoga Springs, to aid our community in preventing, preparing for, and responding to coronavirus. 

 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 must be a low-moderate income household (80% AMI or below: Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA), be connected to and referred by a Participating Provider (listed above) and:



Emergency Rental Assistance

  • present as “homeless” within the City
  • be in “imminent risk of homelessness” or “at risk of losing housing”
  • have confirmed source of future income to maintain housing
  • have confirmed source of future income to maintain housing


  • be a City resident


  • have a COVID-19 related lapse in income


  • be in good standing as of March 1, 2020


  • have confirmation from landlord that CEHAP assistance will cure issue



2020 HUD Income Guidelines









1 person

$ 33,950

$ 54,350

2 persons

$ 38,800

$ 62,100

3 persons

$ 43,650

$ 69,850

4 persons

$ 48,500

$ 77,600

5 persons

$ 52,400

$ 83,850

6 persons

$ 56,300

$ 90,050

7 persons

$ 60,150

$ 96,250

8 or more persons

$ 64,050

$ 102,450

* As of April 2020. Income limits are updated by HUD yearly.

Program Documents