The American Rescue Plan: Emergency Rental Assistance
Announcement from the Office of Public Witness
A recent newsletter from the PC(USA) Presbyterian Office of Public Witness in Washington DC. calls for us to spread the word about emergency rental assistance.
Help is available for renters who are having trouble paying rent, utilities or other housing costs as well as for landlords who have tenants in this situation. State and local programs are distributing billions of dollars in rental assistance.
Also provided are two resources:
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently developed a new “Rental Assistance Finder” tool for renters and landlords to find information on rental assistance in their area. The tool is now live at: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/renthelp. The CFPB’s site also includes resources to help renters and landlords understand other resources to help navigate various financial hardships related to the pandemic.
For additional information about the Emergency Rental Assistance program, visit the unified federal housing assistance portal hosted by the CFPB.