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State ERA Program Dashboards

Several states have launched information dashboards to track and communicate Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program progress, including the number of applications received and total funds distributed. See live or regular updates on the State ERA Program Dashboards page.

Featured ERA Program: Maryland’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Has COVID-19 affected your ability to pay rent? As a Marylander, you may be eligible for assistance with current or past due payments.​

Featured ERA Program: DSHA’s Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DEHAP)

If you are a renter in Delaware who is facing financial hardship as a result of the pandemic, you may qualify for rental assistance from DSHA’s Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DEHAP). The program provides emergency housing assistance to renters affected by shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours, unpaid leave or financial hardship related to the COVID-19 health crisis.

Featured ERA Program: Emergency Rental Assistance Alabama

LANDLORDS: Are some of your tenants behind on their rent? | RENTERS: Can’t pay rent or utility bills? >> Emergency Rental Assistance Alabama can help. COVID-19 has affected residents across the state. AHFA has emergency funds available to help Alabama renters pay rent and utility bills (including past due rent and utilities).

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Side-By-Side

This side-by-side compares the first round of funding for the Emergency Rental Assistance program (authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, enacted December 27, 2020) to the second round of funding for the Emergency Rental Assistance program (provided in the American Rescue Plan Act, enacted March 11, 2021).

Best Practices for HFA Mortgage Design: Lessons Learned from HHF and CRF Presentation

This presentation summarizes the results of NCSHA’s survey of HFAs that administered the federal Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) program in the aftermath of the Great Recession or administered short-term emergency homeowner assistance programs in 2020 with federal Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF).  It focuses on those survey questions pertaining to mortgage assistance program design and delivery. The purpose of this presentation to help inform HFAs and other administrators’ efforts to develop their Homeowner Assistance Fund programs (HAF).

U.S. Department of the Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance Frequently Asked Questions (Updated as of May 7, 2021)

This FAQ document provides guidance regarding the Emergency Rental Assistance program enacted in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.

Memorandum on HFA Mortgage Assistance Programs Best Practices

This memorandum to Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) program administrators provides a question-by-question outline of the results of NCSHA’s survey of state HFAs administered the federal Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) program and/or administered short-term emergency homeowner assistance programs in 2020 with federal Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF). It is centered around questions pertaining to mortgage assistance program design and delivery.

Featured ERA Program: Montana Emergency Rental Assistance

The Montana Emergency Rental Assistance program is available for Montanans who have lost household income as a direct or indirect result of the COVID-19 pandemic and are at risk of housing instability.