Emergency Rental Assistance Programs: Looking Back and Moving Forward


Join us on Thursday, January 28 at 2pm ET where we will highlight lessons learned and successes in designing and implementing emergency rental assistance programs. In the past year, numerous state and local governments created or expanded emergency rental assistance programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. University of Pennsylvania’s Housing Initiative at Penn, the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University, and the National Low Income Housing Coalition surveyed over 200 program administrators to better understand how choices in program design and implementation have impacted key outcomes, including how many tenants applied for assistance and how many households were served. The webinar will highlight early findings and lessons learned from the survey and other relevant research and provide concrete recommendations on how programs can move forward to efficiently and effectively use the $25 billion of emergency rental assistance from the COVID-19 relief package.