SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Saratoga Springs Mayor Meg Kelly announced a new program in the city offering up to six months of rent assistance to residents, with eligibility based on income level.
The COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program will supply up to six months of emergency housing funding for lower-income residents of Saratoga Springs to help prevent homelessness and rapidly rehouse those in need. Eligible applicants for emergency rental assistance must:
- Live in Saratoga Springs
- Have a pandemic-related lapse in income
- Be in otherwise good standing with their landlord as of March 1, 2020
- Be a low- to moderate-income household (80% area median income or below: AlbanySchenectady-Troy MSA)
2020 HUD guidelines for income levels
|1 person||$ 33,950||$ 54,350|
|2 people||$ 38,800||$ 62,100|
|3 people||$ 43,650||$ 69,850|
|4 people||$ 48,500||$ 77,600|
|5 people||$ 52,400||$ 83,850|
|6 people||$ 56,300||$ 90,050|
|7 people||$ 60,150||$ 96,250|
|8 or more people||$ 64,050||$ 102,450|
The program will prioritize any households with a member who is documented as high-risk for severe COVID-19 infection. The service will work with those who need housing assistance on filling out applications and finding support for homelessness, evictions, and stability.
Applicants must work with a city-approved participating provider to access funds, including:
- CAPTAIN Community Human Services
- Catholic Charities of Saratoga County
- Shelters of Saratoga
- Veterans & Community Housing Coalition
- Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY
- Salvation Army of Saratoga Springs
- Transitional Services Association and Wellspring
Head to the city’s website to find application forms, additional guidelines, and provider contact information.
CEHAP is funded by a Department of Housing and Urban Development grant through the CARES Act.