NLIHC Releases State and Local ERA Tenant Protections Database

In collaboration with NLIHC’s state and local partners, the End Rental Arrears to Stop Evictions (ERASE) team announces the release of our State and Local ERA Tenant Protections Database, a resource of Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) tenant protections enacted over the past year. The resource includes policies, legislation, ordinances, executive orders, and court orders that cities, counties, and states across the country have put in place to protect marginalized renters and prevent a wave of evictions that would be catastrophic during a global pandemic.

Tenant protections listed in this database include extended eviction moratoriums, recent source-of-income discrimination laws, right-to-counsel legislation, sealed eviction records legislation, and others. Each description includes the state, jurisdiction, bill or ordinance number, a brief description of the law or policy, and a link to the legal text. Researchers, policymakers, and housing advocates can use this resource to inform local advocacy efforts and encourage elected officials in their respective jurisdictions to pass similar tenant protections.

NLIHC will regularly update the State and Local ERA Tenant Protections Database as we learn about new laws and policies. If you know of any recent legislation passed in your city, county, or state, please share with the ERASE team by contacting ERASE Project Coordinator Jade Vasquez at: [email protected]