Treasury Releases List of Emergency Rental Assistance Grantees
The Department of the Treasury recently released a list of state and local governments that will receive grants through the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program. The Treasury Department had launched the ERA program, making available $25 billion to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on Jan. 5. The funds are provided directly to states, U.S. territories, local governments, and Indian tribes. And grantees can use the funds to provide assistance to eligible households through existing or newly created rental assistance programs.
Each state received a minimum of $200 million, and jurisdictions with populations greater than 200,000 were eligible to claim the money to distribute. Owners can check to see if their sites are located in a county or city that received money and contact them first before contacting the state. ERA can be used to provide up to 12 months of assistance (in the form of bank rent or future rent), with an additional three months, if necessary, to ensure housing stability.
The list of grantees can be found here.