Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Even as the American economy continues its recovery from the devastating impact of the pandemic, millions of Americans face deep rental debt and fear evictions and the loss of basic housing security. COVID-19 has exacerbated an affordable housing crisis that predated the pandemic and that has exacerbated deep disparities that threaten the strength of an economic recovery that must work for everyone.
The Emergency Rental Assistance program makes funding available to assist households that are unable to pay rent or utilities. Two separate programs have been established: ERA1 provides up to $25 billion under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which was enacted on December 27, 2020, and ERA2 provides up to $21.55 billion under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which was enacted on March 11, 2021.
State, local government, and territory allocations totaled $710 million to the state of Georgia under ERA 2 with $437 million directly to the state. Grantees use the funds to provide assistance to eligible households through existing or newly created rental assistance programs.
|Augusta-Richmond County Consolidated Government||4,823,448.90||2,290,563.20|
|State Remainder High Needs||42,101,341.50|
|Minimum Payment to the state of Georgia||437,011,290.50|