Lessons from Emergency Rental Assistance for Future Success in Public Emergency Cash Assistance
In December 2020 and May 2021, the U.S. Congress passed legislation that allocated a combined $47 billon to the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program, in an effort to prevent housing evictions resulting from economic insecurity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today we introduce a new report highlighting key learnings from an examination of federally funded Emergency Rental Assistance programs and recommendations to increase success of future emergency cash assistance efforts. This work is the result of an innovation catalyst project led by NewImpact and the Schultz Family Foundation looking at the 2021 rollout of the federally funded Emergency Rental Assistance program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, using Western Washington, and Pierce County specifically, as a case study.
Download the full report here.