The ERA program is designed to assist eligible participants with emergency rental assistance primarily during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  This program provides assistance for eligible applicants in the form of a grant in an amount to cover up to three months of dwelling rent and/or utility allowance payments.  Rental assistance includes but is not limited to short term lease or rental payments of a duration that generally does not exceed three months, and up to three months’ utility allowance payments.  The assistance grant may be used to pay for arrearages not to exceed the three-month maximum.  The ERA funds may be provided once every three months subject to funding availability.  Emergency Rental Assistance is available to eligible applicants residing in Lincoln, Oklahoma, and Pottawatomie counties in Oklahoma.  Eligible Kickapoo Tribal Members may reside anywhere within the State of Oklahoma provided that all other eligibility and program requirements are met.  The HAKTO reserves the right to make ERA program modifications based upon current trends and funding availability. More information is listed on the flyer below and a downloadable application.