NLIHC announces the launch of the End Rental Arrears to Stop Evictions (ERASE) webpage. The ERASE project is NLIHC’s national effort to ensure the $46.5 billion in historic aid enacted by Congress reaches the lowest-income and most marginalized renters. Our new webpage builds on the ERASE call to action to ensure state and local emergency rental assistance (ERA) programs are visible, accessible, and preventive of evictions. It includes resources for tenants, state and local housing advocates, policymakers, researchers, and ERA program administrators, like the ERASE Checklist and the ERASE Assessment Tool that ERA programs can reference when developing their program improvement plans.
The webpage highlights current and past efforts, including reports, presentations and briefings, conducted by members of NLIHC’s ERASE Cohort, who meet biweekly to advance strategies, policies, and legislation that accelerate equitable distribution of ERA funds, promote tenant protections, and prevent evictions. The site highlights NLIHC’s federal advocacy work, as well the advocacy efforts and victories occurring at the state and local levels. You can learn more by clicking on the Advocacy and Action tab. Additionally, the page includes NLIHC research, reports, and dashboards on ERA. The ERA Resource Hub offers examples of how programs are incorporating best practices, like self-attestation and direct-to-tenant payments, to enhance equity and efficiency within their ERA programs. It also includes the NLIHC ERA Spending Tracker, ERA Dashboard, and links to updated Treasury guidance and accompanying NLIHC fact sheets and summaries.
NLIHC envisions the ERASE webpage as a one-stop-shop for up-to-date information on ERA and resources to ensure that ERA reaches renters with the greatest need and to support members’ efforts in developing long-term affordable housing solutions.