Looking for rental assistance?

Renters and landlords can find out what emergency rental assistance covers, how it works, and who’s eligible on the interagency housing portal hosted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Keeping Families in their Homes

Treasury’s Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program has provided communities over $46 billion to support housing stability throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Participating governments have leveraged ERA funding to make over 10 million assistance payments to renters facing eviction, and research has shown that ERA assistance has supported low-income renters and renters of color.  Combined with other Administration initiatives, Treasury’s ERA programs have helped to prevent millions of evictions since the onset of the pandemic.  

Two separate ERA programs have been established: the ERA1 program was authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 and provided $25 billion to assist eligible households with financial assistance and housing stability services. The ERA2 program was authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and provides $21.55 billion to assist eligible households with financial assistance, provide housing stability services, and as applicable, to cover the costs for other affordable rental housing and eviction prevention activities. ERA funds are provided directly to states, U.S. territories, local governments, and, in the case of ERA1, Indian Tribes or their Tribally Designated Housing Entities.       


Program recipients with questions about reporting, technical issues, eligible uses of funds, or other items visit the self-service resources.

Highlighted Program Resources

Treasury offers a variety of guidance and resources to support successful ERA program implementation and increase program transparency such as:

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