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Emergency Rental Assistance Program Database

Background

In partnership with the state and Citizens' Housing an Planning Association (CHAPA), MHP released a survey that estimates how many communities have appropriated local funds for emergency rental assistance (ERA) in response to COVID-19.

Conducted between May 8 and May 26, the survey  aimed to help government and nonprofits coordinate local ERA activities, estimate local funds being used to address COVID-19 impacts and continue the promotion of best practices.

As a result of the survey, there is now a statewide Emergency Rental Assistance Program Database that is updated on a rolling basis. To submit an entry, you can fill out the form or email MHP's Katie Bosse at kbosse@mhp.net.

The database is part of MHP’s ongoing effort to work with communities, the state and nonprofits on programs to help people who may be in danger of losing their home or apartment due to COVID-19. As the COVID-19 emergency began to impact the economy, MHP immediately received inquiries about how to use local funds for emergency rental assistance (ERA).

How to use emergency rental assistance database

This database is being maintained to keep track of funding efforts and best practices. Key features include:

  • Search what communities have implemented an ERA program. This includes how much money the municipality has pledged, agency administering the program, funding source, max benefit per household, and targeted area median income (AMI).
  • Submit updates or changes to the ERA program in your community by completing the form at the top of the spreadsheet. Your input will help us keep the most accurate information. 
  • Each entry has contact information and links to program information or application. The spreadsheet can be a tool for communities and program administrators to learn from each other and share best practices. 
  • Help connect landlords and tenants to what local programs are available outside of RAFT and ERMA

 Access the database here: https://docs.google.com/spread... 

For questions on ERA or the database, please contact MHP's Katie Bosse at kbosse@mhp.net