Emergency Rental Assistance – How to Apply State by State – Real Estate Investing Today

Details are still emerging about how to apply for assistance under the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.  The federal government made $25 billion available to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds were provided directly to States, U.S. Territories, local governments, and Indian tribes. Grantees use the funds to provide assistance to eligible households through existing or newly created rental assistance programs.

“As we continue to struggle with the lingering effects of COVID-19, it is encouraging to see that the federal government has finally made resources available to state & local governments.  This information is invaluable for housing providers to help connect their tenants with the proper local authorities, enabling access to the help they so urgently need and deserve.”  Rebecca McLean, Executive Director of National REIA.

The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) recently put together interactive map below showing how to apply and/or how the funds are being administered in each state.


Emergency Rental Assistance Programs by State

Click on a state below to get the latest information about Emergency Rental Assistance.

Legend Box 1 Program open to applicants or preliminary information available Legend Box 2 Information coming soon

Map: The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA)


Click here to download NCSHA’s list (updated 3/1/21)

Click here to learn more about the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.