Who Can Help Pay Rent?

  • Onondaga County COVID Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Onondaga County has Emergency Rental Relief money & we can help those in need. You must meet these conditions to receive funds:
    - An individual within the household can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
    - An individual within the household has qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19.
    - The household has a gross income at or below 80% of the area’s median income. 
  • Onondaga County DSS *Must Financially Qualify*
    Go in person to the DSS Office with your cover sheet and proof of income.

    2nd Floor, 421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse
    Call 315-435-2700 for more information
    - Payment of Back Rent to Avoid Eviction
    - Payment of Security Deposit of First Month's Rent for a New Apartment
    - Moving Allowance: Payment of a rental of van, possibly even help by a mover
    - Emergency Storage: Provides payment to store personal belongings for 30 days
  • Catholic Charities of Onondaga County 
    May provide first month rent, last month rent or security deposit & help finding an apartment.
    Call 315-378-4054 x23
    Walk-ins welcome at 262 East Onondaga Street, Syracuse
  • The Salvation Army 
    May provide first month rent, security deposit.
    Call 315-479-3626
  • Veteran Housing Assistance (Provided by Catholic Charities)
    Call 315-378-4054 x10
    Email SSVF@ccoc.us