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. Please note that many of these programs are no longer accepting applications due to limited funding. If you are aware of a status update that is not reflected in the tool, please contact [email protected]
Learn more about the Treasury ERA program and NLIHC's ERA database
The Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program included 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 (ERA1) in urgently needed emergency rental assistance for tenants with low incomes and established the Emergency Rental Assistance program 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 (ERA2) for a grand total of $46.55 billion in emergency rental assistance. States, 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 were eligible to administer a local program as part of the federal Treasury ERA program.
NLIHC provides up-to-date information on the application status of 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. Visit the ERA Dashboard for more information on key design and implementation features that helped programs serve the lowest-income and most marginalized renters in need of housing assistance.
More resources for renters
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) order directing landlords to stop most evictions for nonpayment of rent from August 3 through October 3, 2021, for communities experiencing a substantial or high level of COVID transmission was terminated by the U.S. Supreme Court on August 26. Some states and localities have extended their own eviction moratoriums and other protections. See if your state has an extended moratorium here.
You may want to get further guidance from a legal aid attorney. You can find a list here: https://www.lsc.gov/what-legal-aid/find-legal-aid and here: https://www.lawhelp.org
The CARES Act requires landlords to provide a 30-day notice to tenants prior to eviction. This Act covers properties supported by HUD, USDA, and Treasury (Low Income Housing Tax Credit), and properties with federally-backed mortgages (e.g., FHA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac). This searchable database allows some renters to identify if their apartment is covered by the CARES Act.
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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