Thank you for using MRDC's ERAP application. Please navigate to Caroline County Economic Rent Stabilization Program Grant Application to continue with this process.
What can ERAP help with?
Each household is eligible for up to 15 months of assistance total under ERAP. ERAP cannot pay for rental and utility costs that have been or will be covered under another funding source (no duplication of benefits). The tenant can apply for assistance themselves or their landlord can apply for assistance on the tenant’s behalf. Tenants must sign the application and attest that all the information in the application is true.
Applicants, both tenants and landlords, are entitled to receive reasonable accommodations for disabilities, literacy and comprehension, lack of technology/internet access, and more at the time of application and throughout the process to determine eligibility. Examples of reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to: receiving assistance from staff to complete the application, waivers of certain documentation requirements, and extended time to reply to program communications.
Applicants may also request translated versions of forms into languages other than English, as well as access to interpreter services to communicate with program staff in their primary language.
Household Eligibility Information
To be eligible for ERAP, tenants must meet the following basic eligibility requirements:
If the household has annual income below 50% of the Area Median income for their county or has a household member who has been unemployed for the last 90 days, their application will be prioritized for assistance.
Median Income (AMI) for Kent County:
Minimum Required Documentation
The applicant must attach the following supporting documents to the application for it to be considered compete and to ensure timely processing:
Documentation of financial hardship is NOT needed – tenants may self-certify that they meet the requirements.
Supporting documentation for the application can be accepted in multiple formats – digital copy, photo, email, etc. Original documents are never required. When copies of third-party source documentation are not available, attestations from caseworkers or other service providers/community organizations may be accepted to document household eligibility.
If the applicant is unable to provide required documentation, the tenant must self-certify that they are eligible to receive assistance. A staff person will follow up with the tenant to determine whether they meet the program requirements.
Rental Unit Address
We cannot assist applicants outside the state of Maryland.
Information in this section will be used for payments directly to landlords/utility companies. If tenant is the applicant and not able to provide landlord information, the program may follow up with the landlord directly to obtain additional documentation. The landlord must sign the last page of the application and provide a copy of their W-9 form as a condition of accepting payment.
You cannot say that you receive and do not receive income. Either unselect "I currently do not receive income" or unselect all other types of income.