Wyoming’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) portal closed on June 30, 2023.
ERAP will process all extension requests received before the application portal’s closure. June payments may be made in July.
How to contact ERAP
For questions, please call Karla McClaren at 307-721-1973.
- Households: Please use the email email@example.com. Or you can call Karla McClaren at 307-721-1973. Please include case numbers, contact information and what the issue is.
- Landlords: Landlords please use the email firstname.lastname@example.org to bring forward any questions or concerns with specific cases you are participating in. If applicable, to include the tenant and/or landlord case number(s) in your email.
- Official ERAP correspondence: All correspondence will come from NoReplyWYOERAP@wyo.gov. This email should never be replied to as it is an automated system. It is important for landlords, and tenants, to add this email to your contact list to avoid missing important emails. If you are not seeing anticipated emails in your inbox, make sure you check your spam folder.
Looking for assistance?
We recognize that housing will continue to be a big issue confronting Wyoming after ERAP closed. While the state doesn’t have rental assistance dollars, there are resources available for struggling households.
- Wyoming 211: We encourage those in need to register with Wyoming 211, a statewide helpline providing free, confidential information and referrals. By dialing 211 or visiting the website, wyoming211.org, from anywhere in the state, households can find information about local resources.
- DFS local offices: Contact one of the 28 Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS) field offices located in every county. Each local DFS office has a list of services and assistance available in each county.
- DFS assistance programs: DFS has several assistance programs open to eligible households such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Additional information can be found on the DFS website: dfs.wyo.gov
- Community based organizations: Community Based Organizations will continue to provide services in the community. (Click here for PDF)
Need legal aid?
Legal Aid of Wyoming will continue providing services to eligible households facing eviction or other housing instability through September 30. Those seeking help from Legal Aid of Wyoming can visit www.lawyoming.org or call their hotline at 1-877-432-9955 Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding major holidays.
Example of housing stability services include:
- Lease agreement advice/negotiation
- Eviction defense
- Disputes that could lead to eviction
- Financial issues directly related to the home you rent (disputes about security deposits, damages claims, late fees, etc.)
- Issues related to the safety of the home you rent
- Financial matters affecting household’s ability to maintain or obtain housing such as: debt collection defense; federal benefits (SSI/SSDI); employment matters (FMLA, disability accommodations); and consumer protection actions to obtain tenant funds lost to scams.
The Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS), with assistance from the Department of Workforce Services, is administering the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), a U.S. Treasury initiative passed through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and expanded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
A multi-agency Steering Committee helped create and guide ERAP. The Steering Committee includes: Department of Family Services, Department of Workforce Services, Enterprise Technology Services, Attorney General’s Office, Administration and Information, Budget Office, Governor’s Office, State Auditor’s Office, Wyoming Public Service Commission, Wyoming Business Council and Wyoming Community Development Authority.
ERAP Payment Dashboard
County payment data
- News & Press Releases: Click here
- Governor’s Executive Order: On February 8, 2021, Governor Gordon signed Executive Order 2021-02 directing the Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS) to begin planning to implement the ERAP.
- Senate File 118/ Chapter 166: During the 2021 general session, the Wyoming Legislature passed SF 118 Federal emergency COVID-19 relief funding, which authorizes DFS to administer ERAP. Governor Gordon signed the bill on April 21, 2021
- U.S. Treasury Guidance: ERAP is a U.S. Treasury initiative passed through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and expanded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.