The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. ERAP provides $25 billion to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The US Department of the Treasury is responsible for the federal administration, monitoring, and oversight of the $25 billion ERAP. State and local governments are responsible for administering the program at the household level.
State and local governments use the funds to provide assistance with rent and utility/home energy costs to eligible low-income households impacted by COVID-19.