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).

Example forms

To help states and other jurisdictions quickly implement impactful programs, Treasury has provided examples of simplified eligibility forms below that are being used effectively by emergency rental assistance programs around the country.

Not all tenants will have access to or will be able to submit the documentation typically used to verify employment, household income, loss of income, or rental obligation in the ERA application. It also may be the case that a landlord is unwilling to cooperate with a documentation request. To ensure that assistance is made available to all who qualify, Treasury guidance has indicated that written attestation is an appropriate means for satisfying documentation requirements for emergency rental assistance.

Commitment Letter

  • Security deposit approval letter

  • Letter of Intent


Landlord agreements with additional protections for tenants

  • Housing provider agreement

  • Landlord and tenant agreement

  • Landlord application

  • Landlord certification

Rental Obligation

  • Landlord/tenant relationship and rent owed

  • Landlord/tenant relationship and rent owed

  • Roommate certification

  • Tenant self-certification of lease

Multiple certifications

  • Household income, lease, unemployment eligibility, and reduction in household income

  • Income, housing status, financial hardship, rent payment amount, and utility arrears