Fredrick Love
Community Services Director
Office: 501-340-3376

Cindy Harvey
Director of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Office: 501-340-7048
Cell: 501-541-8582

Othenia “Tina” Dowell
ERA Administrative Support Technician
Office: 501-340-3478
Office: 501-340-7085
Cell: 501-425-5606

Are you unable to pay your rent or utilities due to COVID-19?

If you are unable to pay your rent or utilities due to COVID-19, the Pulaski County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (PCERA) may be able to help. PCERA is a government-funded assistance program designed to help keep Pulaski Co. families and individuals housed in the wake of the historic economic recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Qualification Criteria

  • A renter of residence Pulaski County;
  • Member of a household that was financially impacted by COVID-19;
  • Member of a household that is at risk of homelessness or housing instability; AND
  • Gross income at or under 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) Guidelines

NOTE: Priority is given to households at or below 50% of the AMI guidelines, households that are unemployed and have been for 90 days prior to application, and/or households with an eviction notice.

Fiscal Year 2020 80% Low-Income Limit (LIL)
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Application Process

To apply for rental or utility assistance, please visit The application process will take approximately 15–20 minutes. Please note, applicants are asked to gather their household, income, landlord, and utility information (including account numbers) PRIOR to starting the application online.

Applications are being accepted beginning April 5, 2021. Applications will be accepted as long as funding is available.

Note: Due to the high volume of applications, we are experiencing a longer processing time. Thank you for your patience.