LEARNING AREA: Real Estate Development
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Emergency Rental Assistance: A Blueprint for a Permanent Program


NLIHC Erase Team




This report examines the implementation of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s (Treasury) Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program by state and local organizations around the country. Through both the “Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021” and the “American Rescue Plan Act,” Congress established an unprecedented $46 billion in funding for emergency rental assistance to prevent evictions and help renters stay stably housed. ERA stood up more than 500 state and local programs over a two-year period. This report aims to assess the challenges and opportunities that were presented through ERA to identify successful policies and practices and propose a policy
blueprint for a permanent ERA program.