COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

The Nansemond Indian Nation is happy to announce that funding has been received for a temporary Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) for the payment of rent and utilities, including past due amounts, to eligible households experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 


1. Must have at least one household member who is an enrolled citizen (member) of the Nation, or another Indian tribe;
2. Must be a Renter;
3. Must have one or more household members who qualified for unemployment benefits, experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardships due to the COVID-19 Pandemic;
4. Must have one or more household members who are at risk of homelessness or housing instability (e.g., past due utility or rent notice, eviction notice, unsafe or unhealthy living conditions); AND
5. Must have a household income that is not more than 80% of the Individual Income Limits for your County/State of residence (click here for Income Limits).

For More Information:

Call or email Thomas Badamo at (646) 284-4010 or  

Applicants will be required to provide documentation of their COVID-19 Pandemic-related financial hardship and other supporting information to determine eligibility before receiving assistance.

Click here for the ERAP Policy. Click here for the ERAP Application.

This program is available until September 30, 2022.

Future assistance for homeowners may be coming soon. Please check our website for updates.