Extensions to Emergency Rental Assistance Programs Might Help You

Extensions to Emergency Rental Assistance Programs Might Help You

(MoneyHippo.com) – The US Treasury Department supplied emergency rental assistance (ERA) funds to those in need as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Some states have opted out of the program, so the state-administered plan isn’t available everywhere. Still, private agencies may provide funding in some locations through the end of 2022.

To find out which assistance resources you might have access to, click here, follow the links to your state or territory, or call 211 for guidance. If you’re eligible, the funds could cover things like

  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Water
  • Trash removal
  • Internet
  • Moving expenses
  • Legal fees

Counties within each state administer the program, and applicants qualify based on their income and median local area income. Application parameters generally center around employment status, outstanding expense amounts, household income, and financial stability. The funds may go directly to you or your creditors.

The plan might also apply to special circumstances, covering those living on tribal lands, on a houseboat, or in a mobile home community, for example. The Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) is a similar Treasury program available to assist people with mortgage delinquencies, pending foreclosures, and loss of utilities for non-payment. 

Check the Treasury Department website for the most up-to-date information about ERA offerings.

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