Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Applications submitted on of after 6/1/2022 are eligible to receive up to 12 months of assistance.

Applicants currently in the program who applied before 6/1/2022 and are at 11 months or above of assistance, can receive up to two months additional assistance, unless the additional months put them beyond the previous program limit of 18.

Tenant applicants must meet all these criteria to be considered for rent relief:

Income Limits

Income Limits for new applicants after 6/1/2022

Income Limits for applicants currently in the program

Reduced Income

You must have had your income reduced, had significant costs, or had other financial hardship during COVID-19 OR qualified for unemployment benefits between March 13, 2020 and the date of your application.

Housing Instability

You must show you are at risk for becoming homeless OR that you might lose your housing. This could include borrowing money to pay housing costs, having past-due rent or utility bills, or eviction notices.


Click the link below to apply

Emergency Rent Tenant Application

For tenants to apply for rental assistance, please click the following link and make sure you completely fill out all sections of the application. You MUST include ALL household members, their dates of birth and income.

After you submit your application you will be directed to a page with more information about what comes next. Once our staff imports your application you will get an email that the application is being processed. You will also get an email when the application is approved for payment.


We encourage tenants and landlords to talk to each other about participating in the program because both will need to provide information when applying.

You will need to provide your 2021 annual household income OR your current monthly household income.

2021 Annual Income Option Items: Current Monthly Income Option Items:
  • Your household’s annual income for 2021.
  • 2021 IRS Form 1040s for all household members 18 years or older OR
  • Wage statements, pay stubs, IRS Form W-2, IRS Form 1099 and Schedule C if self-employed, interest statements, Form 1099 G or benefit statements from DOL ReME account if unemployed, and other income proof for all household members 18 years or older
  • Submit eligibility determination letter from government agency dated January 1, 2020 or later (such as TANF, HEAP, or SNAP.)
  • Your household’s monthly income as of the application date.
  • Submit your household’s last months of wage statements, pay stubs, interest statements, unemployment benefit statements (available on DOL ReME account), and other income proof for all household members 18 years or older

Plan to provide as much of your income information as you can.

If you qualify using the 2021 Annual Income Option and need help from this program later you will not need to provide this information again.

If you qualify using the Current Monthly Income Option and need help from this program later you will need to provide your monthly household income again.


You will need to provide your lease or a utility bill to prove your residence. You will also need to provide your lease or rent payment receipts as proof of how much rent you owe. If you can’t provide these documents we will reach out to your landlord to confirm your residence and how much you owe.


You will need to provide electric utility bill(s) or notice you need help with.


Make sure you have the name, phone number, and email address for your landlord or property management company who will receive the payment, if approved.

For questions regarding the program please contact KVCAP Rental Assistance at rentrelief@kvcap.org or call 859-1500