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Congress has allocated $46.55 billion in emergency rental assistance relief for renters and housing providers who are struggling due to the impact of COVID-19. These funds were disbursed to the states and many counties, which have since created their own programs for disbursing aid to qualified applicants.

The Supreme Court ruled on August 26, 2021 that the latest federal eviction moratorium extension was unlawful. Housing providers should keep in mind that some state and local governments may still have their own eviction moratoria in place that may still be in effect. Please check our COVID-19 Industry Impact Watch: Real Estate report for the latest data on evictions and foreclosure moratoriums by state.

NAR has always maintained that the best solution for all parties was rental assistance to cover the rent, taxes, and utility bills for tenants struggling during the pandemic. This prevents two crises—one for tenants, and one for mom-and-pop housing providers who do not have a reprieve from their bills.

NAR will continue to push the Administration and Congress to work with us in throwing our full efforts behind the deployment of rental assistance nationwide, covering up to a year-and-a-half of back and future payments for renters across the country who are struggling to gain access to those funds.

Find below a list of rental assistance resources:

National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Resources on Rental Assistance for Housing Providers and Renters

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Resources on Rental Assistance for Housing Providers and Renters

Treasury Department Resources on Rental Assistance for Housing Providers and Renters

National Council of State Housing Agencies Resources on Rental Assistance for Housing Providers and Renters

National Low Income Housing Coalition Resources on Rental Assistance for Housing Providers and Renters

National Multifamily Housing Coalition Resources on Rental Assistance for Housing Providers and Renters

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Resources on Rental Assistance for Housing Providers and Renters

Finding Rental Assistance

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The  Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Rental Assistance Finder connects renters and housing providers with the state and local programs that are distributing billions of dollars in federal assistance nationwide to help renters stay housed during the pandemic.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program ERAP. Red wooden home on the blackboard.

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Emergency Rental Assistance Information

Information on how to apply, what rental assistance can be used for, and eligibility requirements.

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Find Your State or Local Rental Assistance Program

Each state has its own program for providing rental assistance. Some counties and cities also have their own programs. To find your local program, enter your state and county into the menu.

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