Are you a renter or landlord looking for assistance with rent or utilities? Use the searchable database below to find a Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program near you. If you are aware of a program not included in our database, please contact [email protected].
The Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program includes an unprecedented amount of funding for emergency rental assistance to help renters stay stably housed. The December 2020 COVID-19 relief package included $25 billion in urgently needed emergency rental assistance for tenants with low incomes and established the Emergency Rental Assistance program (ERA) under the administration of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The “American Rescue Plan Act,” enacted in March 2021, provided an additional $21.55 billion for ERA for a grand total of $46.55 billion in emergency rental assistance. States (including the District of Columbia), territories, tribal governments or tribally designated housing entities, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, and local governments with more than 200,000 residents may be administering local programs as part of the federal Treasury ERA program.
NLIHC provides up-to-date information on Treasury ERA programs. This database only includes programs that are part of the federal Treasury ERA program; a more extensive database of emergency rental assistance programs can be found here. NLIHC also tracks the rollout and implementation of Treasury ERA programs. Visit the ERA Dashboard for more information on key program features that enable programs to equitably serve the lowest-income households. NLIHC’s ERA Resource Hub provides examples from the field to help programs implement practices for an equitable distribution of assistance.
If you cannot find a program in your area, call 2-1-1 or your local housing authority for assistance; you can also visit their website at www.211.org.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a new order directing landlords to stop most evictions for nonpayment of rent until October 3, 2021, for communities experiencing a substantial or high level of COVID transmission. If you are eligible, you should immediately send a declaration form to your landlord. We recommend sending it by certified mail, so there’s a record that you sent it and that they received it. We also recommend you keep a copy of the form for your records. Learn more about the steps you must take to be protected under the CDC eviction moratorium here. Some states and localities have also extended their own eviction moratoriums and other protections. See if your state has an extended moratorium here.
Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Programs
If you cannot find any program in your area, call 2-1-1 or your local housing authority for assistance. If you have trouble with the tool loading below, try opening it with a different web browser or clearing your cache.
Search for the city or county you reside in; if you don’t see a program for your locality, you should search for your state, territory, or tribe, as applicable.
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