NLIHC has estimated a need for no less than $100 billion in emergency rental assistance and broke down the need and cost for each state (download Excel spreadsheet). 

Many cities and states are establishing rental assistance programs to support individuals and families impacted by COVID-19. This tracker links to news reports of various city, state and philanthropic rental assistance programs that are being established during the pandemic. 


National Media

What to Know About Housing and Rent During the COVID-19 Emergency? https://tinyurl.com/y74ox85d

Arbor Realty Trust launched an innovative $2 million rental assistance program to help thousands of tenants and families significantly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Arbor is contributing $1 million to the program and participating borrowers will match Arbor's advances to its tenants in need to help fill the rent gap during the hard-hit months of May and June. Together, the partnership program will provide $2 million in relief. https://tinyurl.com/y9r6x9vb

AnchorageThe Anchorage Assembly has established a $1 million housing costs relief fund, which will be disbursed through an already-established United Way program. Renters and homeowners can apply by calling Alaska 211. If selected for assistance, the money will be given directly to a landlord, or a bank for those seeking assistance on their mortgage.https://tinyurl.com/y78me7w6
JuneauThe City and Borough of Juneau Assembly are considering an Emergency Appropriation Resolution, appropriating $200,000 to the City Manager for an Emergency Rental Assistance Program, will also be heard. Funding for the resolution would be provided by the Affordable Housing Fund.https://tinyurl.com/y8chbx2b

Renters struggling to make rent payments due to the coronavirus pandemic could benefit from $5 million in new state funding, Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday. This rental assistance builds on Ducey's March 24 executive order to delay evictions for those impacted — either quarantined or facing economic challenges — by COVID-19. The rental assistance funding is part of a Rental Eviction Prevention Assistance Program that will be administered by the Arizona Department of Housing. https://tinyurl.com/rpz7tso

ConwayLocal non-profits have streamlined the process for families who need rental assistance due to COVID-19. A community fund has been set up to house donations and an allocation committee is in place to distribute funds based on need over the next 60 days.tinyurl.com/ybmbqtwq

AlhambraThe city of Alhambra is offering $596,000 in emergency funding for housing assistance and to supplement a meals program for seniors.https://tinyurl.com/y97qkdmv
Coachella ValleyUnited Way of the Desert, in partnership with Lift to Rise, offers $200 emergency cash to those who qualify.https://tinyurl.com/ycfx28ae
Palo AltoThe Mountain View City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to create a $500,000 renter assistance program to stave off evictions amid mounting wage losses and economic hardship caused by the new coronavirus.https://tinyurl.com/y7olauyw
Orange CountyOrange County United Way has established a relief fund to prevent people helped by rapid re-housing and transitional living programs from becoming homeless. It offers $500 to pay rent.https://tinyurl.com/ybq99psh
San PabloThe Housing Successor Agency of the City of San Pablo announced a COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant Program today that will provide a one-time grant of up to $1,000 per household for residents of the city. The grant can be used to “help pay for rent, mortgage or utility payments during the Contra Costa County Shelter-in-Place caused by the Covid-19 pandemic,” according to the city.https://tinyurl.com/yd5legsv
Santa Clara CountySacred Heart Community Service provided over $11 million in funds for rental assistance to families and individuals at risk of becoming homeless.https://tinyurl.com/y7gmqoyt
Long BeachThe Long Beach City Council is considering using federal Community Development Block Grant money, typically reserved for low and moderate income households, to fund a rental assistance program, but it could also use private and philanthropic sources to grow the pool of available money.https://tinyurl.com/ydx759rw
Los AngelesThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a proposal by Supervisors Janice Hahn and Hilda Solis to create an Emergency Rent Assistance Program during the COVID-19 crisis. When it is created, the program could provide up to $1000 per month for three months to renters who have lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic.https://tinyurl.com/yavzqlzy
Marin CountyThe Marin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved doubling the size of an existing safety net COVID-19 Response Fund for immediate rental assistance for the homeless and those facing homelessness.The county and the Marin Community Foundation each contributed $500,000 to the relief fund on March 24. Of the $1 million, $650,000 was allocated for rental assistance between March 31 and June 30. On April 21, the county and the Marin Community Foundation each contributed an additional $500,000 to the COVID-19 Response Fund.https://tinyurl.com/yb6kmm84
Napa CountyThe Napa City Council is reallocating approximately $1.4 million from its Housing Division for rental assistance for tenants. About $400,000 of the total will be drawn from an existing program to support low-income first-time homeowners, funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Ferrell received permission from the state and HUD to use a portion of the city’s award from last year for rental assistance instead. The remaining $1 million will come from money the city has collected in loan repayments from earlier low-income homebuyers.https://tinyurl.com/y7azyond

Governor Jared Polis issued an executive order allocating $3 million in state funds to be used for short-term rental and mortgage assistance for Coloradans struggling to stay housed during the pandemic. https://tinyurl.com/y93flo2j

Garfield CountyGarfield County commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve a transfer of $500,000 of emergency funds to the Department of Human Services for Garfield County’s Emergency General Assistance program, which can cover rent, utilities, transportation, food, and some personal needs.https://tinyurl.com/ycog4fxm
BreckenridgeThe town of Breckenridge is providing $1.5 million in COVID-19 relief, aiming to aid affected small businesses as well as individuals. The program will provide rent relief as well as guidance for accessing other resources and assistance, such as help applying for unemployment and other government programs.https://tinyurl.com/ydckfvw2
AuroraThe city of Aurora has established a new program, funded through the House Aurora Partnership and Community Development Block Grants, offers up to two months of rental payments to qualifying residents.https://tinyurl.com/ya35bukh
Vail ValleyThe Vail Valley Salvation Army was awarded $25,000 from US BANK for its COVID-19 response fund supporting relief and recovery efforts. They will use the funds to support a program that provides emergency rent assistance to those in need in the community.https://tinyurl.com/y8qj5fnx

Governor John Carney and Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi on Thursday announced a new program to provide emergency housing assistance to renters affected by shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours, or unpaid leave due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DE HAP) will provide eligible households up to $1,500 in assistance, with payments made directly to the property owner or utility company. https://tinyurl.com/y7kacfzb

Governor DeSantis along with the Florida Housing Finance Corporation has announced the distribution of $5 million to local governments through the State Housing Initiatives Partnership program. The funding will serve to assist individuals and families in Florida impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with the housing assistance and resources. https://tinyurl.com/yd5f4kbs

City of KissimmeeThe City of Kissimmee has modified its eviction prevention program to assist low-income residents who have been impacted by coronavirus. City leaders said the program was set to begin Tuesday. The modified program offers a maximum amount of $1,200 for housing assistance or one month of rent, whichever is less.https://tinyurl.com/ycazmolz
Brevard CountyTo assist Brevard’s individuals and families impacted by COVID-19, United Way of Brevard is providing information and resources to those in need. The United Way and several other local foundations have launched the Brevard COVID-19 Response Fund to aid in recovery efforts.https://tinyurl.com/y8dldvv8
Daytona BeachDaytona Beach has made $619,500 fund available for rent assistance. Low- and moderate-income renters can apply to receive up to $3,000 for two months of rental payments. Maximum assistance will be capped at $1,500 per month and $3,000 total per household.https://tinyurl.com/y8kpkot2
LakelandLakeland commissioners voted unanimously Monday afternoon to approve a $930,310 Emergency Rent Relief Program for city residents who have experienced a loss of income.https://tinyurl.com/y7odd57r
Orange CountyThe Orange County government has made the COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program available as a one-time benefit for Orange County residents who qualify. The program will provide assistance with one month’s rent, so residents will be able to use their limited funds on other necessities.https://tinyurl.com/y8dldvv8
Orange, Seminole & OsceolaThe Heart of Florida United Way established a fund to support Central Florida residents whose financial stability is being impacted by the pandemic. The focus of the fund is to support the ALIC (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties experiencing hardship due to decreased hours or unpaid leave. The ALICE Fund provides rent, mortgage and utility assistance to help prevent eviction and homelessness.https://tinyurl.com/y8dldvv8
Port St. LuciePort St. Lucie renters here experiencing an economic hardship because of COVID-19 can apply to the city for help paying their monthly bills. The City Council Monday approved the COVID-19 Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance grant program to pay past-due rent or mortgage payments from April 1.https://tinyurl.com/y99vgwzd
Volusia & Flagler countiesTo assist Volusia and Flagler county residents and families who are impacted by COVID-19, United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties launched the COVID-19 Relief Fund to aid in recovery efforts.The organization said it is working with local partner agencies to distribute emergency funds to those in need.https://tinyurl.com/y8dldvv8
Miami BeachMiami City Commission approved the use of $549,111 in federal and state funds to help renters pay their landlords.https://tinyurl.com/ydgkrttq

AtlantaAn Atlanta not-for-profit, Star-C, has established an Eviction Relief Fund. It is a rent matching scholarship that helps qualified residents timely pay their rent and continue to raise their children in the same school. The program is administered through landlords that operate apartments at rents below 80% AMI in low-performing school districts. Participating landlords are willing to forgive a portion of the rent, waive late fees, and an agreement not to evict in exchange for Star-C paying a portion of delinquent rent.https://tinyurl.com/y8wb8bnw
AtlantaMayor Keisha Lance Bottoms created a $7 million fund to help those impacted by COVID-19 and imposed a moratorium on all residential evictions.https://tinyurl.com/ya6pjtoc

The Hawaiian Homes Commission has approved the establishment of the DHHL COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The program will provide eligible native Hawaiian beneficiaries who are on the Department’s Applicant Waiting List, as of Dec. 31, 2018, with rental assistance using Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant funds. https://tinyurl.com/yc3oytz6https://tinyurl.com/ycrgzzod

HonoluluHawaii Community Lending is partnering with the Honolulu Board of Realtors to provide emergency loans to tenants through their landlords. Landlords will be required to commit tenant security deposits as collateral for emergency loans covering up to two months of rent with a maximum loan amount of $5,000.https://tinyurl.com/y7zvvsrf

Idaho’s Housing Preservation program provides financial assistance to renters who cannot afford to pay their rent and are at risk of eviction due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 health crisis. Eligibility is restricted to legal U.S. citizens and households with an income at or below 50 percent of AMI. https://tinyurl.com/whekpg2

ChicagoMayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Housing (DOH) today announced the creation of a COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant program to assist Chicagoans who have lost their jobs or otherwise been impacted by the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Made possible by a partnership with the Family Independence Initiative (FII), DOH will deploy $2 million from the Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund (AHOF) to fund one-time grants to help impacted Chicagoans with rent and mortgage payments.https://tinyurl.com/whekpg2

EvansvilleThe city is set to receive more than $700,000 for rent assistance and other homelessness prevention efforts and to support homeless shelters.https://tinyurl.com/y9qwhute
ColumbusThe Columbus Board of Works and Public Safety has set aside $200,000 to provide emergency financial assistance to pay rent and utility bills for local residents Initially, the city will attempt to limit expenditures on rental or utility assistance to $125,000. However, an additional $75,000 has been set aside in the event that more assistance is required.https://tinyurl.com/y9cndtwa

DavenportThe City of Davenport is also offering a program to help renters during the pandemic. Applicants may get up to $1,000 in rental assistance each month for three months.https://tinyurl.com/ybs2y868

LouisvilleThe City of Louisville has created an $500,000 emergency fund to deploy resources to residents impacted by COVID-19. The fund will provide funding for rental assistance, child care assistance, transportation aid, food access, utility assistance, pharmaceutical needs and other.

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OwensboroThe City is providing a $150,000 Low Income Rental Assistance program for individuals who reside in the City, offering to cover up to three months rent for those who earn less than 80% of the area median income for their household size.https://tinyurl.com/yceofkbx

MonroeMonroe City will be offering COVID-19 rental and mortgage assistance. An application will be up on the city website by Friday, May 8, for rental and mortgage assistance.https://tinyurl.com/yc5emfl7
New OrleansThe Mayor's Office of Community Development has partnered with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, Total Community Action and New Orleans Family Justice Alliance to provide immediate financial and legal assistance for homelessness prevention which includes rental assistance and foreclosure mitigation. Southeast Louisiana Legal Services provides free, civil legal aid to low-income people. They can provide legal assistance for landlord-tenant issues and much more.The program will begin with $500,000 which may be increased as more funding becomes available. The fund is expected to serve approximately 600 households with an average grant amount of $750 per household and is expected to last for 90 days or until such time that the funding is exhausted.

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New OrleansGov. John Bel Edwards announced that the State has committed $10,382,000 in community development block grant (CDBG) funds to the City of New Orleans for affordable housing. New Orleans will provide rental and utility assistance to low income households that have been impacted by COVID-19 pandemic. The rental assistance grant is based on the tenant’s ability to pay and the amount of funds needed to bring the account current.https://tinyurl.com/y74wr8f3

The MaineHousing COVID-19 Rent Relief Program is for renters who cannot afford to pay their rent due to circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic. The program was appropriated $5 million is designed to provide a one time payment of up to $500, until the federal relief funds get to the individuals who need them. https://tinyurl.com/ydhempzg

BaltimoreMayor Jack Young announced his plan to commit $13 million of Community Development Block Grant-CV funds for the establishment of a temporary rental assistance program.https://tinyurl.com/ybfqxmyl
Harford CountyHarford County announced the creation of a program that will help cover up to three months’ worth of rental expenses for people whose income is at or below 80 percent of the area’s median income due to COVID-19. For a family of four, that would be an income of $78,500 or below.https://tinyurl.com/y7j7mq78
Howard CountyHoward County has allocated of $800,000 in county funding for rental assistance and eviction relief. Of the total amount, $300,000 will come from the Disaster Relief and Recovery Initiative in the proposed operating budget, also requiring County Council approval. The other $500,000 will come from Moderate Income Housing Unit fee-in-lieu revenue sources.https://tinyurl.com/y7ohafvo
Montgomery CountyThe City Council approved a special appropriation of $2 to support to end and prevent homelessness. Emergency eviction prevention and housing stabilization programs are also included. Funds are expected to be allocated to provide a short-term rental subsidy program to low- and moderate-income households in response to the current coronavirus pandemic.https://tinyurl.com/ycecb3a2

BostonMayor Martin J. Walsh yesterday announced that his Administration is dedicating $3 million in city funds to assist Bostonians who are at risk of losing their rental housing due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.https://tinyurl.com/ybt9oeeo
CambridgeMayor Sumbul Siddiqui and City Manager Louis A. DePasquale activated the $3.3 million Mayor's Disaster Relief Fund on March 19, 2020 to provide emergency assistance to individuals and families in Cambridge who are experiencing financial hardship due to the virus outbreak. Funds will be allocated for rent and/or utility payments and other household needs.https://tinyurl.com/y8h8egxy
WilliamstownThe board of the Williamstown Affordable Housing Trust will partner with Pittsfield's Berkshire Housing Development Corp. on an emergency rental assistance program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents of rental properties in Williamstown who make 100 percent or below the area median income and have "suffered financial setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic" will be eligible for grants would ranging from $500 to $1,000.https://tinyurl.com/yagh4pnu
NewtonThe Newton City Council approved putting $2 million in Community Preservation Act (CPA) money into the city’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental & Mortgage Assistance Program to help those in need. The account will have $2.5 million total – the $2 million in just-approved CPA funds and an additional $500,000 in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).https://tinyurl.com/ycryblz6

Minnesota lawmakers are considering $100 million in funding for a rental assistance program. https://tinyurl.com/y9zuql9c

MinneapolisMinneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey unveiled Friday a plan to give $5 million in assistance to tenants and small businesses struggling with the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. The plan sets aside roughly $3 million for rental assistance. The mayor said he hopes the programs — collectively called the Gap Funding Plan — will help cover needs that aren’t met by state and federal aid. The city will not consider immigration status in determining individuals’ eligibility for help.https://tinyurl.com/y8a8xm3d
NorthfieldNorthfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority on Tuesday committed to setting aside up to $53,600 assistance to help with rent payments.https://tinyurl.com/y98n8zo6
OlmstedOlmsted County is establishing a rental assistance program for people who have lost their jobs or had hours slashed because of the pandemic. The participant pays 30 percent of their income in rent, and then the HRA will make up the difference.https://tinyurl.com/y9bw4ayt
RichfieldThe Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority showed its unanimous support for city renters at risk of housing instability during the COVID-19 pandemic. The HRA authorized $30,000 in emergency rental assistance for Richfield renters to be administered by Volunteers Enlisted in Assisting People, known as VEAP.https://tinyurl.com/ybwfkcrb
St. PaulThe Saint Paul Bridge Fund for Families will provide families $1,000 of direct assistance for rent or mortgage payments.https://tinyurl.com/y8r5g2bo

Missouri expects to receive approximately $9.4 million to be used to help unsheltered homeless, sheltered homeless, or those at risk of homelessness. They can also be used for eviction prevention assistance, including rapid rehousing, housing counseling, and rental deposit assistance. https://tinyurl.com/ybnxgg9l

Columbia CityColumbia City will provide $220,000 toward housing assistance that will be provided through the Columbia Housing Authority.https://tinyurl.com/y9ndzoav

Governor Bullock has dedicated $50 million of the Coronavirus Relif Fund for financial assistance to renters and homeowners with mortgages. The Emergency Housing Assistance program will provide rent, security deposit, mortgage payment, and/ or hazard insurance assistance as-needed for Montanans who have lost a job or substantial income loss as a result of COVID-19. Initial payments may include up to three months assistance where the eligible household can demonstrate arrears for April and May, with continual inability to make their June payment. Montana Housing will pay the difference between 30 percent of the household’s current gross monthly income and their eligible housing assistance costs, up to $2,000 a month. Household income limits range from $75,000-$125,000 based on family size. https://tinyurl.com/ycvpovjz and https://tinyurl.com/ycvpovjz


Gov. Steve Bullock created a program to provide rental assistance to households experiencing substantial financial hardship due to COVID-19.the program will also include relief funds designated specifically for households with children eligible for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families(TANF) program. https://tinyurl.com/y95fk8jhhttps://tinyurl.com/y7x7umqyhttps://tinyurl.com/yc6j95rf

HavreQualified residents in Hill, Blaine, Liberty, Roosevelt, Phillips, Daniels, Sheridan and Valley Counties can receive rental assistance of up to three months’ rent paid directly to landlords to prevent homelessness.https://tinyurl.com/y87u456y

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The Whitefish Chamber of Commerce, the Whitefish Housing Authority and the Whitefish Community Foundation have teamed up to create an emergency fund to provide one-time partial rent relief to Whitefish area renters.https://tinyurl.com/ya3njxas

Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced $2 million in settlement funding for emergency rental assistance transferred to United Way of Southern Nevada and United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra. This funding will go directly to Nevada families in need of emergency assistance. https://tinyurl.com/y8rx6x2z

NJ Legislators have passed SB 2332 Establishes "2020 New Jersey Emergency Rental Assistance Program"; appropriates $100 million. Pending approval from the NJ State Assembly. https://tinyurl.com/ydgh8c6o

NewarkNewark created a $1 million Emergency Housing Assistance Fund to provide low-income residents up to $1,000 each to help pay rent or utilities. It’s a one-time assistance program unless the city can get more funds from the federal government.https://tinyurl.com/y73xft37
Perth AmboyThe City of Perth Amboy approved the reallocation of U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development HOME Funds, totaling more than $200,000 to assist eligible residents with rental support. The Puerto Rican Association for Human Development (PRAHD) will be administering the funds and are now accepting rental assistance applications.https://tinyurl.com/yb28tep7

A10255 Establishes a COVID-19 emergency small landlord assistance fund; provides that local housing authorities shall provide assistance to owners of a real property portfolio whose tenants have had their rent payments suspended for the costs associated with the operation and maintenance of such properties. https://tinyurl.com/y9wq5v6g

SB8140 Establishes a COVID-19 emergency rental assistance program; implements a program of rental assistance in the form of emergency vouchers for eligible individuals or families; defines terms. Pending. https://tinyurl.com/y87fk3pf and https://tinyurl.com/y85dtjc7

RochesterMayor Lovely Warren expanded access to Financial Empowerment Centers to assist residents in dealing with personal finance challenges. She also announced a number of grant and loan programs for small businesses and residents. https://tinyurl.com/y7qx4to3

GreenvilleThe United Way of Greenville County has partnered with the city of Greenville, Greenville County Redevelopment Authority, Greenville Housing Fund, SHARE and United Housing Connections to launch the Emergency Housing Assistance Fund. The organizations have collectively pledged more than $450,000 to support the fund. This fund will also receive $150,000 from the United Way of Greenville County’s COVID-19 Community Relief Fund and could potentially leverage another $7 million in federal housing funds for Greenville County.https://tinyurl.com/ya4rmbe8

The North Dakota COVID Emergency Rent Bridge program gives temporary assistance to renters economically impacted by COVID-19.

ClevelandIn Cleveland, a new rental assistance program will help tenants and landlords long-term. The $11 million program is funded by money the city received under the government’s CARES Act. The city is currently waiting for approval from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).https://tinyurl.com/ybkp6mpj

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Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) has created an $8.5 million Rent Relief Program to provide assistance to people who have experienced loss of income and are at risk of homelessness due to COVID-19. https://tinyurl.com/y8nxgv7b


Oregon lawmakers approved $12 million for Rental assistance and safe shelter alternatives for individuals who have lost income due to COVID-19 and shelter for individuals at risk of infection or health problems due to inadequate shelter or housing. https://tinyurl.com/y6vska6o

HillsboroThe City has provided emergency rent assistance funds to our trusted partner, Community Action. Community Action provides a range of support for renters from emergency payments to longer-term assistance depending on funding availability and eligibility requirements. The City of Hillsboro has provided $50,000 in March and will provide another $50,000 in April to support the emergency payment assistance program for tenants facing eviction.https://tinyurl.com/yaau2wtc
JacksonThe Housing Authority of Jackson County will receive $375,002 in federal COVID-19 aid to help keep people housed and safe during the pandemic. The money is part of $5.7 million in grants going out to housing authorities across Oregon, and $1.25 billion being provided nationwide for rent assistance programs through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress.https://tinyurl.com/y74xxxz3
Milton-FreewaterHouseholds in Milton-Freewater can receive up to $250 for their utility bills.https://tinyurl.com/yd5arv7w
Lane CountyLane County’s Human Services Division will distribute $930,000 in rent assistance. The funding will be focused on stabilizing housing for people who are at risk of becoming unhoused, as well as finding housing solutions for people who are currently unhoused.https://tinyurl.com/yd2uzshk
Union CountyCommunity Connection of Northeast Oregon Inc. received from the state  $162,250 to provide assistance to those who have been unable to pay rent due to a loss in income or job loss.https://tinyurl.com/y9n3butn

AllentownAllentown recently set aside $400,000.00 to help low-income residents, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, pay rent. While the funds were made available on Friday, May 1st, the response was so "overwhelming," the program was closed after one day.https://tinyurl.com/ybusbdap
PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Mayor Jim Kenney launched the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program that will help about 3,000 Philadelphia renters and, in turn, help landlords. Enough funding is available to serve at least 3,000 eligible households for three consecutive months.https://tinyurl.com/y8bd3zqh
PittsburghThe Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh establishes a Housing Stabilization Fund to provide short-term assistance to workers who have experienced a reduction in hours and are facing a financial hardship to pay rent and utilities.https://tinyurl.com/ycawkflf
York CountyTwo York County nonprofits received $56,000 grants to help families stay in their homes as they face the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis.https://tinyurl.com/y93vo63k

Rhode Island has made $1.5 million in emergency rental assistance available to low-income renters who have been impacted by the COVID-19 emergency and are at immediate risk of homelessness. Those who qualify can receive a grant of up to $5,000 to support past due rent payments and other fees. Requirement information and details are available at www.HousingHelpRI.com or by calling 211. https://tinyurl.com/ya6836kb

South Carolina Housing will be providing approximately $5 million in emergency rental assistance to South Carolinians facing financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible households could receive up to $1,500, with payments made directly to landlords or management companies. Relief will be provided as a one-time lump sum toward tenants’ rent payments. https://tinyurl.com/yb5q4wyh

Horry County Horry County has received  $622,221 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Emergency Solutions Grant program for rental assistance.https://tinyurl.com/ycmvfzka

Shelby CountyShelby County Board of Commissioners designated $500,000 will go towards helping Shelby county residents with rent and mortgage assistance. They make direct payments between $1,000-$1,500 to landlords and mortgage companies.https://tinyurl.com/yavh9r2x

Governor Greg Abbott announced Friday that $11.3 million in rental assistance will be easier to access for Texans in need during the COVID-19 crisis. https://tinyurl.com/y8bnwz6r

AustinThe Travis County Commissioners Court unanimously approved the allocation of $10 million for direct rent, mortgage and utility assistance. The rental assistance will be available to Travis County residents. This one-time cash assistance was complemented by a $2.4 million budget transfer to the county’s emergency assistance program to make up for the pre-Covid funding shortfall. The budget transfer will be an ongoing source of financial assistance for county residents seeking help with rent or mortgage payments and represents a 355 percent increase in funding. However, the county will need to use the $10 million of rental assistance funds taken from its $61 million Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocation by December.https://tinyurl.com/ycsgk3c5
AustinThe City of Austin Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department announced Friday that they are providing $1.2 million in emergency rental assistance to Austinites affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.https://tinyurl.com/yarn9un6
AustinThe Austin Tenant Stabilization Program will administer up to $3,000 per year in rental assistance as well as eviction prevention support and tenant relocation services to low-income households through selected nonprofit organizations. Participating organizations will be in charge of marketing the program, approving applicants and administering funds. The program will serve households earning up to 60 percent of the median family income, or $56,760 for a four-person household.https://tinyurl.com/yd4hnvy4
Bexar CountyBexar County leaders, trying to plot a path forward through the COVID-19 pandemic, launched a $4 million rental assistance program. The fund will provide up to three months of assistance for people affected by furloughs, layoffs or other income losses resulting from the pandemic. It will be overseen by the Housing Authority of Bexar County.https://tinyurl.com/y7s4sj6y
DallasThe Dallas City Council is considering a mortgage and rental assistance program that would provide around $13.7 million for rental assistance.https://tinyurl.com/y7prt2nc
DentonThe United Way of Denton County has created a referral partnership with the city of Denton to help people who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 get access with rent assistance, food and other community needs. The expanded program will be funded by a $50,000 contribution from the city.https://tinyurl.com/yd7ohkpj
Fort WorthThe city of Fort Worth is preparing to distribute about $15.4 million in federal funding to a few thousand families struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic.The money will help pay rent and utilities.https://tinyurl.com/y7vvkjtn
HoustonThe Houston City Council has approved a $15 million rent relief program that will use millions in federal COVID-19 relief money to help Houstonians pay their rent. The program will be funded though federal CARES Act funding for the rent relief program.https://tinyurl.com/yb8mgwrc
KilleenThe City of Killeen dedicated CARES Act funding to assist residents with utility bills and rent who have experienced job loss, reduction in hours of employment, inability to work because of quarantine or a related situation resulting from the pandemic.

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LubbockThe Salvation is providing rent and utility assistance to those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Clients meeting the eligibility criteria for rent assistance will be assisted with an amount up to $750.00. Clients meeting the eligibility requirements for utility assistance will be assisted with an amount up to $250.00. This effort is funded through a $75,000 grants from the Community Foundation of West Texas and the Lubbock Area United Way.https://tinyurl.com/y9zerybd
San AntonioA new emergency assistance plan could makes lives easier for people who can't pay their rent. Tenants who have lost their jobs or been laid off due to COVID-19 are eligible for the innovative program.https://tinyurl.com/ycakzfc6

The state is planning to launch a $1million rental assistance program on Monday. It also has another $3 million in an Emergency Solutions Grant that will shortly be activated throughout the state. The funds are associated with the CARES Act which includes money to help lessen the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. https://tinyurl.com/y8mkbumf

MoabCity of Moab, Grand County and the Housing Authority of South Eastern Utah will oversee the distribution of dontated funds to support rental assistancehttps://tinyurl.com/y8c2tfsv

Gov. Phil Scott announced $50 million in housing assistance that will provide up to three months of rental assistance and rental arrearage payments to landlords whose tenants are struggling to keep up.

People Inc. is offering rental assistance to qualifying individuals who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Rental assistance will be paid directly to landlords of qualifying tenants. Rental assistance is available to qualifying individuals who live in Buchanan County, Bristol City, Clarke County, Culpeper County, Dickenson County, Fauquier County, Frederick County, Manassas City, Manassas Park City, Page County, Prince William County, Rappahannock County, Russell County, Shenandoah County, Warren County and Washington County. https://tinyurl.com/yc7jnrfp  

Loudon CountyOn April 7, the Board of Supervisors approved re-allocating $200,000 from the Eastern Loudoun County Home Revitalization Program to create the rental assistance program.https://tinyurl.com/ycjwsqpf
Virginia BeachThe Virginia Beach Eviction Prevention Assistance program will provide eligible households with short-term assistance towards rental arrears since April 1, 2020, and one month’s rent. Assistance is provided one time, and payments are made directly to the landlord or property manager.https://tinyurl.com/ycyfhwzy
AlexandriaAlexandria is now accepting applications for $600 per month for three months of emergency rental assistance for low-income residents affected by COVID-19.https://tinyurl.com/ybkhzk82

Washington State’s Department of Commerce last week provided up to $1,000 in rental assistance and up to $500 in energy assistance for households that qualify for the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). https://tinyurl.com/yaxx9wcy

BremertonAn additional $268,383 from the CARES Act Federal Stimulus package was added to the Bremerton COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the council approved making the funds available for the rental assistance program last month.https://tinyurl.com/y9m8ohjt
King CountyUnited Way of King County, the City of Seattle, and King County announced a partnership to expand the United Way’s Home Base program to help provide rental assistance to King County households. An initial investment of $5 million in public and private funds will go to qualifying residents who lost all or part of their income due to the pandemic. The funds, which will go into the United Way’s Community Relief Fund, are estimated to help around 2,000 families stay in their homes.https://tinyurl.com/y78sgkfv
TacomaThe City of Tacoma has a $1.2 million housing trust fund dedicated to rental assistance. People who live within the City of Tacoma, who make 50% or less of the median household income in Pierce County, and who have been economically impacted by COVID-19 can apply for the funding. People are eligible to receive upward of $1000 which will go toward paying rent. The money will go directly to landlords.https://tinyurl.com/ybxdoheh

DCThe San Antonio Apartment Association is partnering with the city to cover 100 percent of April rent for people who qualify for the city's risk mitigation fund.https://tinyurl.com/ycawkflf

Gov. Tony Evers announced Wednesday, May 20 the launch of a $25 million Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program for Wisconsinites who have experienced income loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. https://tinyurl.com/y98jttke

The Wyoming Legislature have passed legislation which would authorize a COVID-19 rent assistance program and relief and protections for Wyoming employers if Governor Mark Gordon signs the legislation into law. https://tinyurl.com/yavy9v4a