Shawn Yetter
Commissioner of Social Services

Telephone:
607-687-8302

Physical Address - 1062 State Rt. 38
Mailing Address - PO Box 240
Owego, NY 13827

Main Phone:
607-687-8300

Emergency Solutions Grants Available to Prevent and Respond to COVID-19

Last Updated: 3/21/2022

Emergency Solutions Grants Available to Prevent and Respond to COVID-19

Tioga County Department of Social Services is administering funds to assist county residents experiencing homelessness and to prevent housing instability

Social Services is accepting applications for Emergency Solution Grants-Coronavirus (ESG-CV).  The ESG-CV funds are part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and are being used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the Coronavirus pandemic among individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of falling into homelessness.  These funds are allocated the by US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Funds are available, in part, to assist renters facing homelessness to pay all or some of any arrears they may owe their landlord.  Families may apply for this program even if they have applied for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), and/or the formal eviction process has not yet started.

 

Eligibility information:

  • Monthly income below 50% of Area Median Income:

HH SIZE

     1

    2

    3

    4

     5

     6

    7

     8

     9

50% AMI

2112.50

2412.50

2712.50

3012.50

3254.17

3495.83

3737.50

3979.17

4216.67

  • Must owe rental arrears and have received notification from your landlord that they intend to evict
  • Must not have resources available to prevent the eviction

In addition to back rent, ESG-CV may also assist with future rent (up to 24 months), security deposits, utility arrears, moving expenses, and more.

For additional information or to apply, contact Tioga Career Center at (607) 687-8500.


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