Treasury Issues Emergency Rental Assistance FAQ

On Tuesday January 19, the Department of the Treasury released a frequently asked questions (FAQs) document for the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program. The document consists of fourteen questions covering the definition of the terms “utilities and home energy costs,” clarifying requirements for rental arears, grantee outreach, household income, applicant documentation, data collection, eligibility, and mortgage payments. The document is expected to be updated at a later time as certain details still need to be determined.

GFOA will continue to monitor the program for additional updates.