Emergency Rental Assistance Program

DESCRIPTION
To mitigate the housing crisis, the Emergency Rental Assistance program makes funding available to assist households that are unable to pay rent or utilities. Two separate programs have been established: ERA1 provides up to $25 billion under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which was enacted on December 27, 2020, and ERA2 provides up to $21.55 billion under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which was enacted on March 11, 2021. The funds are provided directly to states, U.S. territories, local governments, and (in the case of ERA1) Indian tribes. Grantees use the funds to provide assistance to eligible households through existing or newly created rental assistance programs.

DEADLINE
Ongoing

MORE INFORMATION
Most information pulled directly from ARPA Section 1006(b) b

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/coronavirus/assistance-for-state-local-and-tribal-governments/emergency-rental-assistance-program


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LEVEL OF EFFORT
Low

CATEGORY
Housing, Utilities

FUNDING SOURCE
ARPA / Consolidates Appropriations Act

FUNDING AMOUNT
Unclear

GRANT AMOUNT
Unclear

DEPARTMENT
Dept of Treasury

OFFICE
NA

ELIGIBLE RECIPIENTS
Tribes were eligible under ERA-1 (established under Consolodated Appropriations Act), but not ER-2 (Established under ARPA)