The ERASE Cohort is a selected group of state and local nonprofit partners that are conducting on-the-ground partnership development, capacity building, outreach and education, policy reform and systems change work to ensure that ERA funds reach renters and small landlords with the greatest need for assistance, especially Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and other marginalized people and communities and build support for long term housing solutions.
Working on both individual and group projects, the cohort goals are:
- Influence programs to accelerate equitable distribution of emergency rental assistance funds.
- Advance strategies, legislation, and policy that promote tenant protections, eviction diversion , and prevention.
- Ensure transparency and support program improvement through data collection and analysis.
The ERASE Cohort meets through Biweekly All Cohort and Working Group Calls to advance ERA in their communities. Through this Learning Collaborative, grantees discuss program progress, challenges, engage in real time problem solving and peer support.
The Impact of ERASE
The Cohort has engaged in court watching programs, led advocacy campaigns, collected tenant stories, and produced original research to advance equitable emergency rental assistance at the state and local. Click on
- Delaying the Eviction Wave: An Evaluation of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program in Omaha
- Revealing Opportunities and Challenges: An Analysis of Eviction Filings in Pennsylvania
- Texas Housers evaluates how cities and counties have progressed in Volume 2.0 of ERAP effectiveness report
- Maine Affordable Housing Coalition Tenant Interview Project, August 2021
- Utah Housing Coalition: Tracking and Influencing ERA, October 2021
- Florida Housing Coalition: Tracking Emergency Rental Assistance Funds In Florida, October 2021
- Housing Instability and Emergency Rental Assistance in Alaska
- 2021 Rental Housing Survey: Understanding the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and federal assistance programs on Nebraska renters
For more information, contact Sarah Gallagher, ERASE Senior Project Director, at [email protected].