General News

At Least 1.36 Million Eviction Cases Were Prevented In 2021 through ERA

Princeton University’s Eviction Lab published a new report finding that at least 1.36 million eviction cases were avoided last year from the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) from the American Rescue Plan.


GAO Recommends Treasury Develop Process for ERA Audits

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) this week released a report calling on government agencies, including the Department of the Treasury, to improve oversight of COVID relief funding.


Treasury Begins Emergency Rental Assistance Reallocation Process

Treasury released new data on the first round of reallocation of Emergency Rental Assistance authorized under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (ERA 1).


COVID-19 Supplemental Payment Requests Due Nov. 19

The deadline to submit COVID-19 Supplemental Payment reimbursement requests to HUD or the Contract Administrator is November 19.


$10 Billion in ERA Funds Distributed Through September

Last week, the Department of the Treasury announced state and local governments distributed nearly $2.8 billion from the Emergency Rental Assistance program to more than 510,000 households in September, up from 459,000 households in August.


HUD Requires 30-Day Notice Period for Non-Payment of Rent Evictions in HUD-Assisted Properties

HUD published an interim final rule, which prohibits the eviction of tenants for nonpayment of rent from HUD-subsidized public housing and certain properties with PBRA without providing a 30-day notice period that includes information about available federal emergency rental assistance.


Treasury Publishes Guidance on Emergency Rental Assistance Reallocation

The Department of the Treasury published new guidance outlining the process for reallocating Emergency Rental Assistance funds.

NH&RA News

House Committee Passes Changes to ERAP

Last week, the House Financial Services Committee reported a marked-up Expediting Assistance to Renters and Landlords Act of 2021 (H.R. 5196) to the House, which, if enacted, would make significant changes to the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).


House Committees Mark Up Reconciliation Bills with Major Housing Investments 

The House Financial Services Committee completed their work on Tuesday and sent their portion of the bill to the House floor with a 30-24 party-line vote. The committee voted down all of the amendments offered by Republicans.  


Joint Letter to Chairwoman Waters on Amending Emergency Rental Assistance Authorizing Statute

The National Council of State Housing Agencies, along with other major national organizations representing Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) grantees sent a letter to House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) providing recommendations on amending the ERA program to eliminate statutory barriers in administration and expedite the provision of assistance to eligible households.

New York

New York State Modifies, Extends Eviction Moratorium through Jan. 15, 2022

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) convened a special session of the New York state legislature, which then voted to extend the eviction moratorium until Jan. 15, 2022 and implement certain changes to the moratorium to address two recent Supreme Court decisions that blocked portions of the State’s moratorium and the larger Federal moratorium. 

General News

Estimating the Scale of the Eviction Crisis: 750K at Risk of Eviction, 61 Percent of Households Yet to Apply for ERAP

A leaked report from Goldman Sachs released Sunday estimates that about 750,000 households could face eviction later this year unless Congress acts or rental assistance funds are distributed more quickly.

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