Treasury Announces Additional Policies to Encourage Delivery of ERA to Eligible Households

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 10:30am

The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced seven additional policies to encourage the delivery of Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) to eligible households. The latest Treasury data shows that about 1 million ERA payments were made by the end of July, boosting the total of payments to more than $5.1 billion of the $25 billion allocated under the first round of ERA. However, the Treasury announcement said, “too many grantees have yet to demonstrate sufficient progress in getting assistance to struggling tenants and landlord,” and provided new guidance. Today’s policy announcements include clarification that self-attestation can be used in documenting each household’s eligibility for ERA, that state and local grantees may advance assistance to landlords and utility providers based on estimated eligible arrears and five other policies.

Novogradac’s Emergency Rental Assistance team provides guidance to both grantees and grant recipients who are navigating the ERA program.