The U.S. Department of the Treasury released new resources on the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program to support rapid and effective distribution of ERA and prevent evictions. Treasury revised its frequently asked questions (FAQs) on June 24 (see Memo, 6/28). The ERA webpage now includes an option to browse FAQs by category and view changes made to the guidance since the start of the program through an FAQ Change Log.
To help organizations spread the word about ERA programs, Treasury and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) created resources to help renters and landlords find housing assistance:
- For renters: “Worried about missing rent payments or evictions? Help is available” [Español]
- For landlords: “Squeezed between missing rental incomes and bills you owe? Help is available” [Español]
Treasury highlights promising practices from the field to ensure that ERA reaches the renters who need it most. In conjunction with the U.S. Digital Service, Treasury prepared a “best practices” guide to help grantees develop easily navigable websites that inform renters, landlords, and utility providers about the ERA program:
View all Treasury ERA resources at: https://bit.ly/3y8T6Nw
Renters and landlords can learn more about the federal ERA program on the interagency housing portal hosted by the CFPB at: https://bit.ly/2SCXntj