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). 

In response to COVID-19 and its economic fallout, many cities and states are creating or expanding rental assistance programs to support individuals and families impacted by the pandemic, and NLIHC is tracking in-depth information on these programs.  

You can use the interactive map and searchable database to find state and local emergency rental assistance programs near you. You can also see the latest news on rental assistance programs through the state-by-state news tracker. Note that this is not a comprehensive list of all rental assistance programs as we continue to update frequently. If you are aware of a program not included in our database, please contact [email protected]

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Programs

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    Jefferson CountyThe JCCEO CSBG Rental Assistance Program is designed to meet the emergency needs of households confronted with a financial crisis due to sudden unemployment, illness of a primary wage-earner, or natural disasters such as Covid-19. This program provides one-time financial assistance to qualifying households to cover such basic expenses as rent, water, or the purchase of prescription medication.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    COVID-19 has hit Alaskan communities hard, resulting in lay-offs without pay and reductions in work hours. Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has implemented a special hardship process to provide immediate rental relief to our families affected by income loss due to COVID-19. To qualify for rent reduction, families must be enrolled in a qualifying Alaska Housing program and have demonstrable income loss due to COVID-19.

    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.
    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.

    MaricopaThe County’s Human Services Department will provide emergency assistance for up to a period of three consecutive months to households that meet the income requirements and demonstrate a financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    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.

    Updated on June 28, 2020.

    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

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    AlhambraThe city of Alhambra is offering $596,000 in emergency funding for housing assistance and to supplement a meals program for seniors.
    Apple ValleyThe Town of Apple Valley as an entitlement Grantee under the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) Program, receives an annual allocation from the U.S.  Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to use in the implementation of eligible programs. The Town will be using a portion of CDBG entitlement funds to implement an Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program that provides security deposits and short-term rental and/or utility assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDBG-ERA funds will be used to facilitate urgent housing assistance to individuals and households experiencing a financial hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
    Coachella ValleyUnited Way of the Desert, in partnership with Lift to Rise, offers $200 emergency cash to those who qualify.
    Corte MaderaThe Corte Madera COVID-19 Housing Assistance Fund was created through a partnership between the Corte Madera Community Foundation and the Town of Corte Madera. This $75,000 fund is intended to assist Corte Madera residents who are currently experiencing a financial hardship due to COVID-19 and the necessary health and safety precautions to comply with shelter-in-place orders issued by the County of Marin and the Governor of the State of California.
    FresnoThe city of Fresno is offering the first wave of $5 million in grants to help people stay in their homes if they’ve been hurt financially by the coronavirus. Co-sponsored by Councilmembers Esmeralda Soria, Miguel Arias and Luis Chavez, the program offers grants of $1,500 to individuals and $3,000 for families.

    The City has launched its Emergency Mortgage Assistance and Emergency Rental Assistance grant programs with funding from the Federal government’s CARES Act. Paramount homeowners or renters who have lost income because of COVID-19 can get one-time grants to help with mortgage or rent payments or utility payments. To qualify you must meet certain income limits.

    The maximum amount of assistance is $1,000 per month for two consecutive months. The grant is paid directly to the mortgage company, landlord, or utility company, and does not need to be paid back.

    Funds are limited. Therefore, a virtual lottery will be conducted on Monday, July 20 at 4:00 p.m. to determine the order that applications will be reviewed. Applications are due at City Hall no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 17.
    PasadenaThe City of Pasadena’s Housing Department can help. The Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program is available for eligible households financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ERA can provide grants for up to three (3) months’ worth of past due rent, not to exceed $4,500 total. This program is available to renters residing in Pasadena, who have a current lease, and have notified their landlords of their inability to pay due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Santa Clara CountySacred Heart Community Service provided over $11 million in funds for rental assistance to families and individuals at risk of becoming homeless.
    Santa ClaraThe City of Santa Clara has launched a program aimed at helping some residents who have fallen behind on rent. Through its Emergency Rental Assistance Program, the city is focused on low-income households at or below 60% of AMI.
    Santa CruzThe Economic Development Department of the City of Santa Cruz is partnering with Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc. (CAB) to market and administer an Emergency Eviction Prevention Program. The program is funded with HOME funding and CDBG-CV funding. Grant funds may be used to assist with payment of past due rent, incurred on or after April 1st, 2020. A maximum of two month’s assistance is available for those who need it and are eligible with a monthly limit not to exceed $2,500 or a total limit of $5,000 total per household. The emergency housing assistance will be paid directly to the landlord on behalf of the household.
    Santa MonicaSanta Monica has establised a COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program that will give as many as 300 households as much as $5,000 each to pay for up to three months of rent starting in August.
    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.
    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.
    Los AngelesNearly 50,000 Los Angeles families could get help from a $100-million rent relief program passed by the City Council on Tuesday. The money would provide up to $2,000 in rental assistance for low-income households who have lost work, fallen ill or had to assist sick family members during the crisis.
    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.
    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.
    San DiegoThe San Diego City Council has approved the creation of an emergency rental assistance fund tied to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, although the details are still under consideration.
    RiversideThe Riverside rental assistance program will provide up to three months of financial aid, with no repayment required, benefitting up to 10,000 households.
    Ventura CountyVentura County's Pandemic Rental Assistance program will provide up to two-months rent for Ventura County residents who make less than 80 percent of the area median income to be eligible. Priority will be given to those with an annual household income that is less than 50 percent of the area median income.

    The Colorado Department of Local Affairs' Division of Housing has launched the Property Owner Preservation program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to allocate up to $20 million in federal CARES Act funds for rental assistance to landlords on behalf of their tenants.

    Updated on July 27, 2020.

    Governor Polis signed bill that will provide an additional $20 million to help renters and homeowners. Another $5 million has been earmarked for basic utilities.

    Updated on July 6, 2020.

    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.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    DenverCity Council on Monday approved adding $5 million to a housing assistance fund that started the year with a budget of $2 million. Nonprofits that have been longtime partners in the program will process applications for the additional funds. The Northeast Denver Housing Center and Brothers Redevelopment Inc. each will administer $2 million in rental assistance.

    Governor Lamont announced $10 million rental assistance program for Connecticut residents impacted by COVID-19, administered through the Department of Housing, which will provide payments to landlords on behalf of approved tenant applicants, with a priority on lower-income households who have been denied unemployment insurance; $5 million for eviction prevention to help renters who were in the process of eviction before the declaration of the COVID-19 public health emergency;$4 million in rapid rehousing funds to help people pay costs like security deposits and initial rent to exit homelessness to housing, administered by the Department of Housing; $2.5 million rental assistance program for those who are ineligible for emergency assistance through the federal CARES Act, including those who are undocumented, administered by the Department of Housing; and $1.8 million in funding for reentry and rehousing assistance for people exiting incarceration, administered by the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness

    Updated on July 6, 2020.

    The state Department of Housing will provide $2.5 million to landlords whose undocumented tenants have fallen behind on rent, and a charity,, will provide $1 million to be distributed to families screened for need by community groups.

    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.

    Governor Ron DeSantis announced $250 million in CARES Act funding for rental and mortgage assistance for Florida families that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Administered by Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC), $120 million will be provided in short-term rental assistance for COVID-19 impacted households residing at multifamily rental properties in FHFC’s portfolio. FHFC will reimburse participating properties to subsidize eligible households’ rents for each impacted month. The rental assistance will be available to help pay a household’s rent for eligible months from July through December 2020. The household may be eligible for assistance to pay rent arrearages accrued during the months of April, May and June 2020. A separate pool of $120 million will be released to counties based on a county’s reemployment assistance rate for the determined disbursement period. These funds would be used for rental and homeowner assistance programs such as new construction, rehabilitation, mortgage buydowns, down payment and closing cost assistance, emergency repairs and homeownership counseling for individuals impacted by COVID-19. The allocation also includes $200,000 for technical assistance to local governments.

    Updated on July 6, 2020.

    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.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Osceola CountyROUND 1: Applications for Monday’s round of rental assistance and mortgage foreclosure prevention will be open for three days using CDBG Grant funding only available to residents of unincorporated Osceola County impacted by the Coronavirus.
    Osceola CountyROUND 2: The next round of housing assistance will tap into $13.2 million of CARES Act funding and will be open to ALL Osceola residents, INCLUDING the cities of Kissimmee and St. Cloud.
    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.
    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.
    Miami BeachMiami City Commission approved the use of $549,111 in federal and state funds to help renters pay their landlords. Due to demand, the city has pledged an additional $336,000 to rental assistance.

    Miami GardensThe city of Miami Gardens is offering rental assistance to residents who have experienced financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Miami Dade CountyThe Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) provides a one-time benefit to assist with one month’s rent to Miami-Dade County low and moderate income households experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Palm BayThe city of Palm Bay announced Tuesday that it would provide residents with rental and utility assistance under the Eviction Prevention/Rental and Utility Assistance Program.The program is designed to assist residents who have become delinquent on rent and/or utility payments due to the impacts of COVID-19.
    PinellasIf you lost a job or significant income due to impacts from the pandemic, you may qualify for financial assistance up to $5,000 per household to pay for rent, mortgage or utility payments during the period starting March 1, 2020.
    PolkPolk County residents have until Friday to apply for up to $2,000 per household in assistance for COVID-19-related losses.
    The Polk County Commission on Monday agreed to set the cutoff for grant applications after Todd Bond, the county’s budget manager, said the program was close to spending the $35 million allocated for the household grants.

    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.
    AtlantaMayor Keisha Lance Bottoms created a $7 million fund to help those impacted by COVID-19 and imposed a moratorium on all residential evictions.

    Over 34,000 households are expected to receive help from the plan’s $100 million funded rental and housing assistance subsidies. The State’s most financially vulnerable households will receive rental assistance in the form of a $500 monthly subsidy or 50% of rent, whichever is lesser, for up to five months from August 1 to December 31.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    The HI Senate and House announced that the majority of the discretionary CARES money will be going to support for struggling families directly including $85-100 million in rent relief.

    Updated on June 28, 2020.

    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.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    HonoluluMayor Kirk Caldwell and the City and County of Honolulu launches the COVID-19 Household Hardship Relief Program with $25 Million in CARES Act funds designed to support households economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Oʻahu residents can reach out to one of our non-profit community partners to apply directly beginning May 18, 2020 Eligible payments may include rent, mortgage, certain utilities, childcare providers recognized by Department of Human Services, and other emergency expenses
    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
    HawaiiThe County of Hawaii's Office of Housing and Community Development with Hope Services Hawaii Inc. is establishing an Emergency Rent and Mortgage Assistance Program to provide financial assistance to Big Island residents who have been financially impacted.

    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 80 percent of AMI.

    The final FY21 state budget includes $396 million in COVID-19-related rent and mortgage assistance. The funding comes from the State of Illinois’ portion of the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund and will benefit those impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Subordinate “gap” financing to complete affordable housing development projects is also an allowable use of the funds. The funds, which can be used for costs incurred between March 1 and December 30 of 2020, were appropriated to the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA).

    Updated on July 27, 2020.

    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.
    Cook CountyThe county will implement the Cook County Rental Assistance Program to provide $20 M in rental assistance payments for residents financially impacted by COVID-19, either for past due payments or upcoming payments. Payments made under this program will be made directly to the landlord.

    Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the Indiana COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program, which will use $25 million in federal CARES Act funding to help Hoosiers struggling to pay rent. It will provide up to $500 per month for four months, totaling a maximum of $2,000. The assistance is for eligible renters to help cover past and ongoing rent payments or late fees.

    Updated on July 6, 2020.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    EvansvilleThe city is set to receive more than $700,000 for rent assistance and other homelessness prevention efforts and to support homeless shelters.
    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.
    Fort BendFort Bend County launched a new program to help residents pay rent, utilities and mortgage during the coronavirus pandemic. A total of $19.5 million for rental and mortgage assistance will be distributed in three phases between June and November, The county also has $2 million in funds for utility assistance.
    IndianapolisIndianapolis has dedicated $15 million that will be spent on rental assistance for Indianapolis residents who have been impacted by COVID-19.
    Michigan CityNCCAA was able to offer Covid-19 rental and mortgage assistance during the beginning of the pandemic with funding provided by LaPorte Health Foundation. NCCAA continues to receive funding from the LaPorte County United Way for water bill assistance due to the Covid-19 virus. CSBG CARES ACT funding will be available throughout the year until funding is exhausted.

    Governor Reynolds has allocated federal CARES Act funds to assist Iowans who have been economically impacted by COVID-19 and may be facing housing hardships. This program will provide short-term relief to income-eligible renters and homeowners who are at risk of eviction or foreclosure.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    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.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    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.

    LouisvilleLouisville's Office of Housing recently announced a COVID-19 eviction prevention fund, supported by $21 million in CARES Act funding. The fund, which will pay for up to three months of rent for households facing COVID-related delinquencies, may only be used to pay rent and will make payments directly to the property owner or landlord.
    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.

    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.
    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.

    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.

    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.This program has been extended to cover April, May and June rents.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    PortlandThe city of Portland is making $500,000 available to help low-income households pay rent and utility bills as a result of the pandemic. The program will provide up to $750 per month for three months of rent assistance, for a total of $2,250, and up to $250 in utility expense assistance, according to a news release.

    Maryland will dedicate $20 million of federal funds for the Eviction Prevention Partnership Program. The funds will be distributed among the state’s 24 jurisdictions for local rental assistance programs.

    Updated on July 27, 2020.

    Governor Larry Hogan announced the commitment of $30 million in new funding to prevent evictions and help Marylanders affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) intends to deploy $20 million in expected federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funding across all 24 jurisdictions in Maryland to help address eviction prevention needs.

    Updated on June 28, 2020.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    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.
    Baltimore CountyBaltimore County will provide an initial $1 million in rental assistance to households at risk of losing their current housing when the state moratorium on evictions is lifted.

    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.
    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.
    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.
    Frederick CountyThe Religious Coalition, Frederick County, and the City of Frederick, are partnering to provide rental assistance to those directly impacted by COVID-19. If you have experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19 and are behind on your rent, The Religious Coalition may be able to help you with rental assistance.

    The RAFT Program is a homelessness prevention program funded by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). RAFT provides short-term financial assistance to low-income families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

    The Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance (ERMA) program will provide direct funding to eligible households who have suffered financial hardship during the State of Emergency put in place to combat the spread of COVID-19.
    ERMA will expand eligibility for rental and mortgage assistance to more low-income households who have been impacted by the crisis by adjusting the income threshold beyond the state’s traditional Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) program. This includes households within the 50-80% range of Area Median Income (AMI). Like the RAFT program, ERMA will provide up to $4,000 for eligible households to pay rent or mortgage payments in arrears going back to payments due April 1, 2020. Beginning July 1, applicants can reach out to the eleven agencies that administer RAFT on the state’s behalf, this includes the nine Housing Consumer Education Centers, as well as LHAND and the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    $10 million CARES funding for rental assistance.

    Updated on June 17, 2020.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    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.
    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.
    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.
    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).
    AmherstThe town has allocated $250,000 for income-eligible residents who have lost their jobs or are making less money because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recipients must be Amherst residents and cannot live in public housing or receive other government rental assistance. A lottery system is in place to award the money. Preference will be given to families with children under 18.
    IpswichIpswich Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board has joined forces with Action Inc. to offer short-term rental assistance for Ipswich residents who have recently lost their jobs, been furloughed or lost significant income due to COVID-19. Participants will pay up to 40% of their income toward their rent, and the program will pay the balance. If participants do not have income, Action Inc. will work with them to help them gain income. It is intended for participants to transition out of the program after six months. If hardships continue past the six-month mark, participants may remain in the program for up to six additional months.
    RevereMayor Brian Arrigo has committed $1 million in federal funds to assist with rental assistance for Revere residents who are at risk of eviction or homelessness due to inability to pay rent.

    Governor Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-134 extending the temporary suspension of evictions until July 15 and creating the Eviction Diversion Program, which outlines a process for renters to get fast rental assistance or establish a manageable payment plan to keep Michiganders in their homes. Rental assistance under the Eviction Diversion Program will be available beginning July 16.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    HancockThe Salvation Army in Hancock is ready to serve families impacted by COVID-19, financially. Clients who can provide documentation they have been impacted by the COVID-19 and have exhausted all state and federal assistance resources may apply.

    Governor Walz announced a plan to provide $100 million in funding for housing assistance beginning September 1. The $100 million is the single biggest designation from the federal CARES COVID-19 relief funds for Minnesota, Walz said, and is coupled with $26 million that was already designated for emergency homeless help.

    Updated on July 16, 2020.

    Minnesota lawmakers are considering $100 million in funding for a rental assistance program.

    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.
    NorthfieldNorthfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority on Tuesday committed to setting aside up to $53,600 assistance to help with rent payments.
    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.
    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.
    St. PaulThe Saint Paul Bridge Fund for Families will provide families $1,000 of direct assistance for rent or mortgage payments.

    Mississippi Home Corporation has announced RAMP—a program to provide rental assistance to eligible Mississippians in need. MHC will be partnering with MUTEH, Inc., Central MS Continuum of Care, and the Open Doors Homeless Coalition to administer the nearly $8 million program for the State of Mississippi to carry out Emergency Solutions Grant activities authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

    Updated on June 28, 2020.

    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.

    Updated on July 16, 2020.

    Columbia CityColumbia City will provide $220,000 toward housing assistance that will be provided through the Columbia Housing Authority.
    St. LouisSt. Louis Mayor Krewson announced a new emergency housing assistance program residents needing rental and mortgage assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Krewson’s office, $5.4 million in federal CARES Act funds are being made available through a new program called St. Louis City CARES.

    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. and

    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.

    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.


    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.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.


    Lincoln will receive $4 million in federal CARES Act funding to help individuals affected by the coronavirus put food on the table, make rent or mortgage payments, and pay utilities, Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird said Tuesday. $906,000 will be provided to individuals who meet eligibility requirements to make rent or mortgage payments, or to pay utilities. A total of $100,000 of that amount is slated to go to child care workers. Along with the federal funds, the Community Action Partnership is contributing $350,000 for housing and utility assistance, Gaylor Baird said, and the Lincoln Community Foundation is seeking funding from the state's Community CARES program, which is allocating $85 million to charitable providers across the state.

    Governor Steve Sisolak announced a new $30 million residential rental assistance program from Coronavirus Relief Funds.

    Updated on June 28, 2020.

    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.

    Updated on July 7, 2020.

    Las VegasThe city of Las Vegas Housing Assistance Program will provide short-term assistance to city of Las Vegas residents experiencing housing insecurity due to COVID-19-related loss of income. Assistance will be provided for up to three months of reasonable rent/mortgage and be paid directly to the landlord or mortgage company on behalf of eligible program participants.
    North Las VegasNorth Las Vegas has partnered with local nonprofit agencies to offer rental assistance to North Las Vegas residents who are facing a housing crisis or hardship to help prevent eviction or displacement.

    The Emergency Housing Program is an existing program funded through New Hampshire's Community Action Agencies (CAA) to provide emergency rental assistance to tenants at risk of facing eviction and homelessness, which New Hampshire HFA has expanded due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the program generally has a longer list of eligibility factors, households impacted by the current health crisis are required only to meet the following criteria: 1. Household income must be at or below 50 percent of the AMI. 2. The household must be a New Hampshire resident. 3. The household cannot be receiving federal rental assistance or living in public or publicly-subsidized housing.

    Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver announced the COVID-19 Short-Term Rental Assistance Program. The program will provide rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income as a result of the pandemic, including those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

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

    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.
    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.

    The New Mexico Housing Trust Fund (NMHTF) provides flexible funding for affordable housing initiatives in the state. A portion of NMHTF funds has now been extended to provide short-term rental assistance to tenants of income-restricted properties monitored by the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority, who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible tenant's incomes cannot exceed 80 percent of AMI. Rental assistance may be provided to tenants who (1) are not currently receiving full rental assistance from another program, and (2) must be experiencing a reduction in household income due to circumstances related to the health crisis. Tenants residing in any unit in an income-restricted property monitored by MFA are eligible for rental assistance, regardless of whether the unit is income-restricted if the tenant meets the above requirements.

    Governor Cuomo announced an emergency rental assistance program aimed to provide direct aid to low-income tenants who lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic. Through the program eligible households will receive a one time rental subsidy, which will be paid directly to landlords and housing providers. The program is open to households that rent apartments, single-family homes, manufactured homes and manufactured home lots, according to the governor's office.

    Updated on July 16, 2020.

    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.

    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. and

    Updated on June 17, 2020.

    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.
    IthacaThe COVID-19
    Rental Assistance Program will launch June 15, offering financial assistance to residents of Tompkins County. Residents can apply for assistance with rent if they have lost income due to COVID-19, and if they fall within household income limits.,

    Updated on July 6, 2020.

    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.
    Orange CountyThe Emergency Housing Assitance Program (EHA) may pay for security deposits, utility connections and arrears, rental payments and arrears, and, in certain emergency situations and upon OCHCD approval, other urgent housing-related costs (e.g., short-term stays in hotels, moving costs), especially for hard-to-house individuals and families, such as large families with children, seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, and people with justice system involvement.

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

    In response to COVID-19, Ohio HFA established the Emergency Housing Assistance Grant Program which is administered through Ohio’s Continua of Care (CoC) and includes the eight large Continua and the Balance of State Continuum of Care. Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) eligibility includes individuals who are unable to pay their rent and are at risk of imminent eviction. Applicants experiencing job loss, reduction in work hours, and all other economic challenges related to the health crisis are eligible.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    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).
    ToledoMayor Wade Kapszukiewicz last week announced the city will set aside $2 million in emergency federal funding to assist about 700 qualifying households. The new emergency rental assistance fund will give households up to $2,500 during a consecutive three-month period, officials said.
    ColumbusImpact Community Action was selected to distribute the rental assistance dollars directly to those impacted by COVID-19 and to other partners that already have rental assistance programs, including the Columbus Urban League, COMPASS, Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging and Physicians Care Connection. IMPACT Community Action Hope Fund Match ($2.65M): The tenant-based rental assistance funding will provide support for tenants experiencing economic hardship to pay their rent directly to landlords.
    CuyahogaGreater Cleveland COVID Relief Fund has raised $8.7M and disbursed $6.6M, awarding EDEN and CHN Housing Partners with $70,000 and $50,000 respectively to provide housing-related assistance to low-income tenants in the city of Cleveland and county of Cuyahoga. In addition, the city of Cleveland and the county of Cuyahoga are planning to contribute $11.3M and $6.8M for rental assistance, with CHN Housing Partners and EDEN managing the program. This phase is anticipated to start on July 1.

    The Oregon legislative Emergency Board approved more than $247 million in Federal Coronavirus Relief Fund on Friday to support Oregonians and businesses impacted by the pandemic. This includes $75 million to support rental assistance, housing stabilization and mortgage assistance.

    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.

    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.

    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.
    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.
    Milton-FreewaterHouseholds in Milton-Freewater can receive up to $250 for their utility bills.
    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.
    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.
    PortlandPortland City Council unanimously approved to dedicate more than $8 million to support renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the city officials, the funds are expected to provide at least three months of emergency rent assistance to about 2,000 households.

    Governor Wolf signed legislation allocating some of the federal CARES Act funding, which included a $175M allocation for a COVID-19 Relief Mortgage and Rental Assistance Program and an additional $10M for Homeless Assistance Grants. 

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    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.
    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. A second round of funding is being released as well.,

    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.
    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.
    Lehigh and NorthamptonThe COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program was formed to help renters stay in their homes and landlords received back rent.
    ReadingThe City of Reading Human Relations Commission has started an emergency rental assistance program this week to help combat homelessness. The program is for those currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to COVID-19 related issues. For those who have experienced a loss of income, the program can assist with rent and utility payments.

    A $7 million rental assistance initiative is being launched for Rhode Island residents struggling to pay their rent amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Gina Raimondo announced during a news conference that the state is teaming up with the United Way to help up to 7,000 tenants in helping to pay back rent.

    Updated on July 16, 2020.

    This initiative is designed to provide short-term financial assistance to eligible Rhode Island residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While COVID-19 will have impacted most applicants, that is not a requirement to receive funds. Households can apply for assistance through a RIHousing approved Participating Agency serving the city or town in which the Household is located or moving to.

    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 or by calling 211.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    ProvidenceThe State has set up Housing Help RI as a centralized location for Rhode Islanders to apply for emergency housing assistance. In addition to the $6.5 million the state has made available for assistance to low-income Rhode Islanders, the City of Providence has allocated an additional $769,000 for assistance to Providence residents.

    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.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    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.
    Charleston & Berkeley CountyECCO provides emergency funds to ECCO clients. Our service area includes the following zip codes in Charleston and Berkeley counties. Clients may receive limited assistance with their utility bill or monthly rent or mortgage payment (depending on funding).

    Updated on June 17, 2020.

    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.
    KnoxvilleKnoxville has set up a fund to assist residents if they were unable to pay their rent or mortgage due to job loss or income loss because of COVID-19. The financial relief is available to those who earn up to 80% of the Area Median Income and lost employment or income due to COVID-19, or have been diagnosed and/or quarantined with COVID-19 and are unable to work.

    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.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    DallasThe Dallas City Council is considering a mortgage and rental assistance program that would provide around $13.7 million for rental assistance.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.

    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.
    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.
    Fort BendFort Bend County approved $19.5 million of funding to assist renters and landlords in paying rent, mortgage, and utilities during the Coronavirus pandemic. Funding for the County’s rental assistance program comes through the Federal CARES Act. The funding will be implemented in 3 phases of $6,500,000 each.
    WacoRental assistance is available to residents of Waco who have been affected by COVID-19.
    Montgomery CountyMontgomery County announced on Wednesday an additional $10 million towards rent relief for its residents.
    DenisonDenison is dedicating $150,000 to assist residents financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The city announced last week that it will partnering with community non-profits for a new residential assistance program aimed at providing monetary relief during the pandemic.
    EdinburgThe Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CDBG-CV ERAP) has been developed to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This program will provide up to three (3) months of emergency rental assistance for qualifying families living inside the city limits and will only be granted one time per household.
    HarlingenThe Harlingen City Commission today approved the creation of a Hardship Assistance Program that will help residents that find themselves in a financial bind due to the Coronavirus. The program was unanimously approved during a Special Meeting of the Harlingen City Commission held earlier today and earmarks $225,000 to help Harlingen residents who have overdue utility, rent, or mortgage bills.
    HildagoHidalgo County launched a program that will provide mortgage and rent assistance to qualifying residents. The Mortgage and Rent Relief Program will provide assistance for rural county residents affected by COVID-19 for up to two months, according to a news release issued by the county on Monday.
    The ColonyThe Colony City Council on Tuesday approved a budget amendment that is designed to provide assistance to its residents impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. Joe Perez, director of community relations and programming, said $15,000 will go to the Next Steps nonprofit organization to help residents with rent and utility payments.

    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.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    MoabCity of Moab, Grand County and the Housing Authority of South Eastern Utah will oversee the distribution of dontated funds to support rental assistance
    WeberNearly $400,000 has been earmarked to help Weber County residents impacted by COVID-19, out of work and struggling to pay their rent. The funds come thanks to the federal CARES Act, the initiative aimed at helping countering the economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The money is funneled to Weber County through the state.

    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.

    Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief program is partnering with nonprofits and local governments, who will distribute it to eligible households. To qualify, renters or homeowners have to show proof of income — unemployment compensation counts — and a valid lease or mortgage statement, or simply documentation from the landlord confirming they are renting that home. Eligible homeowners and renters can apply and get one-time financial assistance to cover payments back to April 1 and going forward. People applying must have a rent or mortgage at or below 150% of the fair market rent and an income at or below 80% of the median area income. But from now until July 20, households with a gross household income at or below 50% of the area median income will get priority.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    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.  

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    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.
    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.
    AlexandriaAlexandria is now accepting applications for $600 per month for three months of emergency rental assistance for low-income residents affected by COVID-19.

    On June 15, 2020, Charlottesville City Council unanimously voted to create the Housing RELIEF Fund to address the City’s housing crisis due to COVID-19. The Fund provides short-term financial assistance to tenants and landlords in the form of rent payments. The program focuses on providing assistance to the following groups:

    1.) Individuals residing in the City who were recently released from a correctional institution (from January 2020 to present).

    2.) Individuals and households in the City that are experiencing homelessness, and more specifically, households with children under the age of 18.

    3.) Landlords who have rental tenants that reside in the City and are at risk of experiencing homelessness due to nonpayment of rent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The Henrico COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance (COVID-19-ERA) program provides emergency rental assistance to income-eligible households economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through job loss, furlough, reduction in hours of pay, and/or extraordinary child/adult care expenses as a result of school or daycare closures. Assistance is intended for the purpose of preventing homelessness. Applicants who do not face imminent homelessness because they have financial resources, have made suitable arrangements with their landlord to avoid loss of housing, or who have family, friends, or others who would assist them to avoid homelessness do not qualify for these grants.

    Rental assistance is made possible through the use of Community Development Block Grant-CV (CDBG-CV) & Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) funds. CDBG-CV & ESG-CV funds will be used for emergency rental payments on behalf of income-eligible households economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Payment will be made directly to a bona fide landlord, property management agent or company to pay down rentals in arrears.

    Emergency rental assistance will be made on behalf of eligible Henrico residents while funds last. Payments will be made up to $1,500 per month, for a maximum period of 4 months. Payments are limited to rental arears, delinquency fees, and court costs accrued during the pandemic, and are limited to property currently occupied by the applicant. Payments are limited to one per household.

    Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the state has distributed nearly $365 million in federal funds to help with COVID-19 response and relief efforts across Washington. This includes $100 million to provide rent assistance to low-income renters at risk of homelessness, using an existing framework to send rent payments directly to landlords.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    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).

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    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.
    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.
    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.
    SpokaneThe Spokane Valley City Council will uses its CARES funding to provide roughly $734,000 on rental and mortgage assistance and $260,000 on utility assistance.
    Pierce CountyTo help its residents avoid eviction and potentially homelessness, Pierce County is offering up to two months of rental assistance for struggling community members. The money is being offered as part of the county's Emergency Rental Assistance Program, though the county says normal restrictions have been loosened to help as many people as possible qualify for the assistance.
    San Juan CountyIn response to the COVID-19 closures, Orcas Island Community Foundation has created an emergency fund to help people while they are out of work. OPAL is partnering with OICF and San Juan County to distribute emergency housing assistance to help people cover their rent or mortgage during the shutdown.
    EllensburgAt a meeting Monday night, the Ellensburg City Council approved a contract with HopeSource to manage $75,000 of CARES funding to go toward helping community members who are struggling to pay for housing.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    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.
    DCThe Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has developed the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program (CHAP), a $6.2 million program funded by the federal Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), to provide rental assistance to low-income renters who are in arrears due to the impact of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

    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.

    Updated on July 24, 2020.

    Dare CountyDane County residents hit hard financially by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for rental assistance through the county’s $10 million Dane County CARES Eviction Program. The program aims to assist people who have lost their jobs. It provides rent for up to four months, and helps renters negotiate with landlords. Dane county is using money from the federal CARES Act.
    Eau ClaireThe Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program or WRAP offers households with lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic up to $3,000 in rental assistance, which is sent directly to the landlord. WRAP is available for people living in Eau Claire, Jackson, Trempealeau and Buffalo Counties.
    MilwaukeeMilwaukee County has launched a $10 million housing initiative aimed at addressing the needs of county residents who are behind on rent, facing eviction or experiencing short-term difficulty paying their mortgages. This initiative has dedicated $7 million to eviction prevention efforts through a rent assistance program developed in partnership with Community Advocates. Individuals and families who are facing eviction or who are behind on rent and meet eligibility criteria may apply for up to $3,000 per cooperative landlord/tenant stipulated agreement.

    The City of Racine was awarded two rounds of Emergency Solutions Grants through the CARES Act for homelessness assistance and homelessness prevention. The first round, announced in April, was for $574,928 and a second round of $649,751 was awarded in June.

    At a June 29 special meeting, the City Council approved the allocation of $396,712 of those funds for Lutheran Social Services to distribute as rental assistance. Of those funds, LSS was allocated $17,447 for case management services and $36,065 as an administration fee.

    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.