Everything You Need to Know About CHAP Rental Assistance

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a lasting impact on the workforce, the health of small, local businesses, and the economy at large. Fortunately, there are several options in government assistance for rent that consumers can take advantage of when facing eviction. If you're currently facing a COVID-related hardship, applying for could provide the relief you desperately need. With CHAP, applicants can get funding to cover the costs of their current rent, their past-due rent, and any late fees that they've accrued.

Who Is Eligible for CHAP Rental Assistance?

is available to anyone unable to pay their rent, utilities, or a mortgage payment due to a COVID-19. CHAP is the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) of Clark County, Nevada. Applicants must be residents of Clark County and have the ability to show how the COVID pandemic has affected their ability to cover their basic living costs.

People currently receiving rental vouchers from other Clark County programs are not eligible for this funding. It is also true for those currently receiving HUD rental assistance. However, it is not necessary to be a citizen of the United States to qualify. Undocumented immigrants who are included as part of a qualifying household can take part in this rental housing assistance program if they meet all other criteria for eligibility.

Income Limits for CHAP

Like nearly all other resources for rental assistance, CHAP funding is needs-based. Income limits are determined by household size and are as follows:

  • Single Occupant Households - $63k annually - $5,250 monthly
  • Two-Person Households - $72k annually - $6,000 monthly
  • Three-Person Households - $81k annually - $6,750 monthly
  • Four-Person Households - $90k annually - $7,500 monthly
  • Five-Person Households - $97k annually - $8,100 monthly
  • Six-Person Households - $104,400 annually - $8,700 monthly
  • Seven-Person Households - $111,600 annually - $9,300 monthly
  • Eight-Person Households - $118,800 annually - $9,900 monthly

Other CHAP Eligibility Criteria

In addition to falling within the acceptable income limits for this program, several other criteria must be met. For instance, you must also have at least one person in your household who has experienced one of the following:

  1. A COVID-related reduction in income
  2. Qualified for unemployment benefits at some time during the pandemic
  3. Incurred substantial COVID-related costs

Applicants must additionally have one or more of the following:

  1. A utility shut-off notice
  2. A Notice to Pay or Quit
  3. An eviction notice
  4. Unhealthy living conditions

The agency processing your CHAP application may request documented evidence of your COVID-related hardship before issuing an approval.

How Long Does It Take To Receive CHAP Rental Assistance?

If you need help paying your rent today, you may be wondering how long it takes to get rental assistance. It is one of the most common challenges in getting rental help to avoid eviction. The agencies and entities currently responsible for disbursing CHAP funding have been backlogged with applicants since the ERAP/CHAP grant was issued to Clark County. Thus, it can take several weeks to have your application processed after it's been turned in. Fortunately, you can learn how to get help with rent from other agencies and entities by calling 2-1-1. Calling 2-1-1 will put you in contact with the Clark County Community Action Department. 2-1-1 operators can answer your questions concerning CHAP rental assistance and all other rental assistance programs in Clark County, Nevada.

What Is CHAP Rental Assistance?

Unlike emergency rental assistance programs in many other counties, CHAP does not simply offer one-time rental assistance. With CHAP rental assistance, you can get ongoing help covering your housing costs as long as funding remains available and as long as you remain qualified to receive it. CHAP provides rent, utility, and mortgage assistance for arrears dating as far back as March 2020. CHAP also assists with:

  • Short-term rentals or motel lodging
  • Security/move-in deposits
  • Utility deposits

If you wish to receive continued CHAP rental assistance after receiving three full months of support, you'll need to recertify. All CHAP recipients must decertify every three months if their COVID-related hardship continues and additional funding is needed.

How to Apply for CHAP Rental Assistance on Your Own

You can submit your application for CHAP rental assistance in Clark County, NV by visiting the application portal on the Clark County Social Service website. Applications for CHAP can also be submitted through:

  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Southern Nevada, Inc
  • United Labor Agency of Nevada Inc.
  • The Salvation Army
  • Economic Opportunity Board of Clark County
  • HELP of Southern Nevada
  • Lutheran Social Services of Nevada
  • Jewish Family Service Agency
  • Emergency Aid of Boulder City
  • Family Promise of Las Vegas
  • HopeLink of Southern Nevada
  • Southern Nevada CHIPs Community Health Improvement Program
  • Nevada Partners, Inc.

When submitting your application, you must additionally provide:

  • A copy of your current utility bill (in the name of the person applying for utility assistance)
  • A copy of your current rental lease (in the name of the person applying for rental assistance)
  • A completed landlord verification form
  • A mortgage default letter
  • Eviction notice
  • A copy of your government-issued photo ID

You should also be prepared to share at least two pay stubs that show how your income was reduced or a confirmation of your unemployment benefits.

Next Steps if You Can't Get CHAP Rental Assistance by Yourself

If you're having a hard time completing the application for CHAP rental assistance on your own, call 2-1-1 to get answers to your questions. You can also work with one of the many agencies that have been contracted to collect, review, and process CHAP applications. You can also contact the Clark County CARES Housing Assistance Program directly by calling 702-455-4071.

Get CHAP Rental Assistance With DoNotPay

DoNotPay makes applying for CHAP rental assistance easy. You don't have to contact multiple third parties to get answers to your questions or worry about submitting an incomplete application.

We can compose a letter to your local housing authority based on your situation and inquire about your best options for receiving assistance. Here are the four steps:

  1. Search for Rental Assistance on DoNotPay.

  2. Put together a list of your income, debts, expenses, and assets. If you need help accessing information like your credit report, DoNotPay can help you get your report.

  3. Let DoNotPay collect your basic information and compose a letter to your local housing authority requesting rental assistance.

  4. Lastly, DoNotPay will send your letter to your local housing authority.

Why Use DoNotPay to Get Rent Relief?

Applying for CHAP rental assistance using DoNotPay is fast, simple, and effective. You can get the results you want with minimal effort and minimal waiting.

DoNotPay Works Across All Groups, Companies, and Entities With a Single Click

With limited local funding and consistently high demand for these monies, CHAP isn't the only form of rental assistance that you can apply for. With the Rental Assistance product from DoNotPay, you can apply for multiple forms of rent help in seconds. DoNotPay works across all agencies, companies, and groups with just one click.

How Else Can DoNotPay Help?

Aside from CHAP rental assistance, we can also assist you with the following inquiries:

Rental Housing Assistance ProgramPaying Rent TodayPaying Rent to Avoid Eviction
Rental AssistanceResources for Rental AssistanceHUD Rental Assistance
Government Assistance for RentGet Help With RentHow Long Does It Take to Get Rental Assistance?

DoNotPay is the perfect resource to use when you need help applying for CHAP rental assistance. However, you can also use DoNotPay to solve many other problems. With DoNotPay, it's possible to:

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