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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: 

  1. Influence programs to accelerate equitable distribution of emergency rental assistance funds​.
  2. Advance strategies, legislation, and policy that promote tenant protections, eviction diversion , and prevention.
  3. 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 the links below to access summary reports on innovative work supported by ERASE:


For more information, contact Sarah Gallagher, ERASE Senior Project Director, at [email protected].