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.
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Highlighted Program Resources
Treasury offers a variety of guidance and resources to support successful ERA program implementation and increase program transparency such as:
- Policy Guides: Program Guidance, FAQs, Reporting, & Award terms
- Resources for Enhancing Program Effectiveness: Program & service design & Promising Practices
- Guidance: On May 19, OMB published the Compliance Supplement. To view the relevant section on the Treasury website please see the 2023 ERA Compliance Supplement
- Reporting: On May 16, Treasury released additional ERA1 Disaggregated Demographic Data for Q1 2021 through Q4 2022
- FAQs: On May 10, Treasury updated its FAQs to address the use of self-attestation alone following the expiration of the public health emergency
- Notice: On May 3, Treasury released a notice regarding ERA1 assistance provided during the month of December 2022
- Reallocation: On April 13,2023, Treasury released the reallocation amounts for ERA2 Quarter 3 General Pool Reallocation and Designated Voluntary Reallocations
- Program Review: On March 22, 2023, Treasury posted “Emergency Rental Assistance: Supporting Renting Families, Driving Lasting Reform,” a blogpost reflecting on the evolution of the ERA program over the past two years.
- Reporting: On March 22,2023, Treasury released ERA1 & ERA2 Quarterly Demographic Data for Q1 2021 through Q4 2022
- Reporting: On February 15, 2023 Treasury released ERA1 & ERA2 Quarterly Demographic Data for Q1 2021 through Q3 2022
- Reallocation: On January 24,2023, Treasury released the reallocation amounts for ERA2 Quarter 2 General Pool Reallocation and Designated Voluntary Reallocations
- Guidance: On January 5, 2023 Treasury published an updated version of the ERA1 Closeout Resource
- April 27: READOUT: Treasury Department Convenes Roundtable to Discuss the American Rescue Plan’s Historic Investments in Rental Assistance for AANHPI Communities
- April 13: Treasury Department Announces Over $520 Million to be Reallocated to Prevent Eviction
- March 22: At Low Income Housing Forum, Deputy Secretary Adeyemo Announces Nearly 10.8 Million Emergency Rental Assistance Program Payments to Families at Risk of Eviction
- February 15 New Treasury Data Shows Emergency Rental Assistance Program Made Nearly 10 Million Payments to Families at Risk of Eviction