Date Published: March 2012
The maximum length of time a program participant may receive rental assistance through ESG is 24 months during any 3-year period. Short-term rental assistance is for up to 3 months of rent. Medium-term rental assistance is for more than 3 months, but not exceeding 24 months. Payment of rental arrears consists of a one-time payment for up to 6 months of rent in arrears, including any late fees on those arrears. The limit of up to 24 months of payments must include the arrears payments. For example, if a participant receives assistance for 6 months of rental arrears payments, the maximum amount of monthly rental assistance they may receive is 18 months.