“Given rising levels of homelessness and the new and continuing surge in COVID cases, it is essential that families and individuals who have homes can remain in them,” said Nan Roman, President and CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness. “Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) is the only lifeline. We beg state and local leaders as well as the federal government to make sure every household at risk and every landlord knows how to access ERA resources, and that the process of accessing them is streamlined. There is no time for delay.”
Those at risk of eviction – as well as service providers and landlords – are urged to consult the U.S. Department of the Treasury ERA Web page to identify local rental assistance resources, as well as local legal aid offices, as soon as possible.