Emergency Housing Assistance
The pandemic has put millions of households across the nation in jeopardy of losing their homes. Low-income renters, including millions of essential workers, have been hit the hardest. Lower-income homeowners also need emergency assistance. Millions are falling behind on their payments and running out of options.
Congress recently authorized more than $45 billion in emergency aid for renters and $10 billion for homeowners. See below for more information on state programs, federal programs, and NCSHA recommendations.
Emergency Rental Assistance Programs by State
States are opening 2021 Emergency Rental Assistance programs with federal funds through the U.S. Department of the Treasury as authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. Click on a state to get the latest information about Emergency Rental Assistance.
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|Federal Emergency Assistance Resources
NCSHA’s side-by-side summary compares the first round of emergency rental assistance funding provided under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, enacted in December 2020, to the second round of emergency rental assistance provided under the American Rescue Plan Act, enacted in March 2021.
Administration of the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program: Considerations for State Agencies
Working with Abt Associates, NCSHA developed this guidance to help states understand the range of options available to them as they design new programs or modify programs established in 2020 to effectively assist households at risk of housing instability as a result of the pandemic.
|Treasury Department Emergency Rental Assistance Program
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program makes available billions to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Access official Treasury resources and related NCSHA content below.
MBA’s CONVERGENCE and NCSHA partnered to offer this webinar on the benefits of renter counseling to both tenants and landlords and the role state housing finance agencies can plan in developing a renter counseling curriculum and convening partners to help renters be successful tenants.
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The Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program may provide eligible renters with help with rent and utility bills. Please visit the program link to learn more, start an application, or contact the Housing Recovery Help Line.
2020 State HFA Emergency Housing Assistance Programs