Tenants and Landlords: Do You for the U.S. Treasury's Qualify Emergency Rental Assistance Program?

Posted by George L. FernandezJan 17, 20240 Comments

Treasury's Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program has provided communities over $46 billion to support housing stability throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Participating governments have leveraged ERA funding to make over 10 million assistance payments to renters facing eviction, and research has shown that ERA assistance has supported low-income renters and renters of color.  Combined with other Administration initiatives, Treasury's ERA programs have helped to prevent millions of evictions since the onset of the pandemic.  

Two separate ERA programs have been established: the ERA1 program was authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 and provided $25 billion to assist eligible households with financial assistance and housing stability services. The ERA2 program was authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and provides $21.55 billion to assist eligible households with financial assistance, provide housing stability services, and as applicable, to cover the costs for other affordable rental housing and eviction prevention activities. ERA funds are provided directly to states, U.S. territories, local governments, and, in the case of ERA1, Indian Tribes or their Tribally Designated Housing Entities.

Please contact our office to determine whether you may be eligible for the Treasury's Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) at 562-495-7900