District 4 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

We have reached our capacity for processing applications to the District 4 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Due to the high volume of responses received, therefore, we are pausing the acceptance of new applications at this time.

Please check back here on d4.ocgov.com/ERAP for the latest information and updates regarding the program's status.


The District 4 Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is a preventative measure to stop the cycle of homelessness by assisting families on the brink of losing their housing. Key features of the ERAP Program include short-term rental assistance to eligible residents for up to 3 months, along with case management services provided by the Friendly Center.

To be eligible for the ERAP Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
•    Reside in the Fourth District, including the cities of Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, Stanton, portions of Anaheim, and unincorporated areas in the Fourth District.
•    Be at risk of losing housing due to unpaid rent.
•    Be a low-income household based on United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines.
•    Experience a sudden change in income due to one of the following: sudden medical emergencies, loss of employment, loss of partner/family member on the rental lease or being unhoused but earning sufficient income. 
•    Committed to case management.

The Friendly Center will collect survey information from participants three-months, six-months, and one year after they complete the ERAP Program to measure the success of the initiative.