The following information is available via the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for renters and landlords.
State and local organizations are distributing federal rental assistance in their communities. The money can help landlords and renters who are struggling to keep up with rent and other bills.
Many programs take applications from both landlords and renters.
If you’re a renter having trouble paying your rent, utilities, or other housing costs – or if you’re a landlord trying to stay afloat with tenants in this situation – help may be available. State and local programs are taking applications from renters and landlords to distribute money from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program in their own communities.
Questions and answers about federal rental assistance
- How do I apply for emergency rental assistance?
- What does emergency rental assistance cover?
- Am I eligible for emergency rental assistance?
- How can I show that I am eligible?
- How are rental assistance payments made?
- Special living situations
If you’re a landlord, you may think of rental assistance as help for renters. However, most federal emergency rental assistance programs are currently accepting applications from landlords as well.
Know your options
- Recover back rent – apply for rental assistance
- Stay in control by working through all your options
- Explore forbearance to pause your mortgage payments
The questions and answers above are based on the Department of the Treasury’s revised Frequently Asked Questions on emergency rental assistance (ERA) .
Currently in NH there are two rental assistance programs:
Rockingham County – Rockingham County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (RC ERAP) – rockinghamcountynh.org/rent/
New Hampshire – New Hampshire Emergency Rental Assistance Program (NHERAP) – nhhfa.org/emergency-rental-assistance