Rental assistance may help you and your tenants get through the pandemic
Rental assistance can cover back rent, including utilities, that came due during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ask your local program about the total amount of help available – depending on the program’s funding, it could be 15 months or 18 months of rent. Money may also be available to cover future rent.
Some emergency rental assistance programs have conditions – they may require landlords to waive late fees, forgive a portion of the rent, or agree not to evict because of nonpayment in the months that rent is covered. To learn about local rules, to find your local emergency rental assistance program.
Work with your tenant to find a shared solution
You may be facing tough choices during the pandemic. Evictions can be time-consuming and expensive. Consider having a conversation with your tenant to find the right alternative to eviction, including applying for rental assistance. Together, you might make a plan to help them pay back their remaining rent. Learn more about starting the conversation with your tenants.
Share information about rental assistance with your networks
Like other folks, you probably rely on friends and family, work colleagues, and other trusted professionals to stay on top of rapid developments during the pandemic. If you’ve found this information helpful, please share our handouts with your networks as well as your tenants.
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