Jefferson Parish – Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Jefferson Parish rental assistance program

Emergency Rental Assistance

People who have fallen behind on their rent payments as a result of the COVID-19 situation and do not have the means or resources to bring themselves up to date are eligible for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) that is offered by Jefferson Parish.

For these families and individuals to be able to make their rent payments on time, it is the purpose of the ERAP to offer financial support to them. Renters who have been unable to pay their payments during the moratorium period may be eligible for assistance from the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, also known as Erap. The CARES Act, which is administered by the Treasury Department, has granted Jefferson Parish the funds that were required to meet the expenses incurred by the operation of this program.

Applicants have the option of submitting their applications by manually filling out our fillable application and then online submitting it. This can be accomplished over the internet.

Applicants also have the option of handing in their applications by completing out the necessary documentation, which may be seen below, and bringing it to any one of the following three locations:

  • The address of our corporate headquarters is as follows: 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite 605, Jefferson, Louisiana 70123
  • You may find the East Bank Regional Library at 4747 West Napoleon Avenue, Metairie, Louisiana 70001 if you are interested in visiting.
  • You may find the West Bank Regional Library at 2751 Manhattan Boulevard, Harvey, Louisiana 70058. This address is for the library. (Only on Tuesdays and Thursdays)


Form for Income Self Certification

Form for Zero Income Self Certification

Duplicate Benefit Application

Form for Release of Information

Form COVID Impact

ERAP can pay rental arrears going as far back as April 1, 2020, for a maximum of 15 months, and ERAP can cover forward rent for a maximum of 3 months (15 months total).

If you have any questions or concerns about the application process or if you need to schedule an appointment, please contact JPERAP by calling (504) 736-6262 or sending an email to

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Emergency Rental Assistance Programs