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Bucks Emergency Rental Assistance (BERA) Program

Bucks Emergency Rental Assistance (BERA) Program

The BERA Program provides rental and utility assistance to eligible Bucks County tenants impacted by COVID-19. Both tenants and their landlords are encouraged to apply – either party can start the application. Landlords are able to apply and invite multiple tenants to participate in the program at one time. Landlords must submit a W-9 and if there are rental arrears, a ledger/statement documenting what is owed. Landlords, please utilize only one application to invite multiple tenants – do NOT fill out individual applications for each tenant. Please understand while landlords can apply – an application cannot be completed without tenant participation.

Tenants will be asked for the following documentation to apply. If you do not have some or all of this documentation, you can still apply. Please contact the BERA helpline at 888-50-BUCKS for assistance.

  • Identification for adult (18+) household members
  • Past 30 days income (2 check stubs, evidence of unemployment, social security payments, etc…) or completed 2020 Federal Tax Return
  • Assets – bank statement from last 30 days
  • Most recent rent statement, if available
  • Utility bills, if requesting utility assistance
  • Lease/Rental Agreement
  • Late notice/eviction notice (if one has been given)

Further details, terms, and conditions are contained in the online application below. Please do not create multiple applications as it will slow the review process.

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