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Emergency Housing Assistance Updates

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Featured ERA Program: Georgia Rental Assistance Program

If you're a Georgia renter who has fallen behind on rent payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may qualify for assistance. The Georgia Rental Assistance Program can provide up to 15 months of rental assistance and utility assistance, paid directly to landlords and service providers on behalf of tenants. See if you qualify.

CDC Eviction Moratorium Through June 30, 2021

Effective January 31, 2021, this order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extends the moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent until March 31, 2021. The CDC initially ordered a moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent on September 4, 2020, lasting until December 31, 2020, due to the public health implications of eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic. Congress acted to extend until January 31, 2021, the CDC eviction moratorium in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. This CDC order further extends the moratorium through the end of the first quarter of calendar year 2021.

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).

IRS Frequently Asked Questions on Emergency Rental Assistance Payments for Income Tax Purposes

This Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Frequently Asked Questions document provides guidance on the taxable status of payments made under the Emergency Rental Assistance program in Section 501, Division N of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.

U.S. Department of the Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance Frequently Asked Questions (Updated as of March 26, 2021)

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

IRS Revenue Procedure 2021-17

Revenue Procedure 2021-17 provides issuers of qualified mortgage bonds, as defined in § 143(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code), and issuers of mortgage credit certificates, as defined in § 25(c), with (1) the nationwide average purchase price for residences located in the United States, and (2) average area purchase price safe harbors for residences located in statistical areas in each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, and Guam.

HUD Section 3 Frequently Asked Questions

This document by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides answers to frequently asked questions about Section 3 and the Section 3 Final Rule, published September 29, 2020. This document is intended to provide guidance for Section 3 funding recipients, subrecipients, contractors, subcontractors, workers, and other stakeholders but lacks the force and effect of binding law.

Featured ERA Program: Texas Rent Relief Program

COVID-19 has affected Texans across the state. TDHCA has emergency funds available to help Texas renters pay rent and utility bills (including past due rent and utilities). Both landlords and tenants can use the TDHCA website to create an account and submit their applications.

GAO Report: “COVID-19 Housing Protections: Moratoriums Have Helped Limit Evictions But Further Outreach Is Needed”

This report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office examines eviction moratoria policies at the federal, state, and local level and data on eviction filings, rental payments, and mortgage forbearance to determine the impact of eviction moratoria on households facing housing instability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Low Income Housing Coalition Report: “The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes March 2021”

This report, published annually by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, examines the shortage of affordable homes available to extremely low-income renters.