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Announcement

COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program Starts Monday in Alabama

The application process for Alabama Housing Finance Authority's "Emergency Rental Assistance Alabama" (ERA Alabama) program begins Monday, March 1 at 8 a.m. to help Alabama renters pay rent and utility bills (including past due rent and utilities).

Nationally, the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA) is being funded exclusively through a federal grant under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.

Interested parties (tenants/landlords) may call (833) 620-2434 with questions about the program or visit https://eraalabama.com/.

Separate from ERA Alabama, the Act also funds separate rental assistance programs serving residents of Baldwin, Madison, Mobile, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, and Jefferson Counties, and the cities of Huntsville and Birmingham. To allow time for local ERA programs to develop, ERA Alabama will operate in those local jurisdictions only until March 31


Anticipated Eligibility Requirements

In order to receive financial assistance through ERA, tenants must meet all of the following:

  • Have a valid rental agreement in their name
  • Household’s total gross income cannot exceed 80% Area Median Income for location
  • The household has experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19, for example:
  • Being laid off
  • Place of employment has closed
  • Reduction in hours of work
  • Loss of spousal/child support
  • Inability to find work due to COVID-19
  • Having to stay home with children due to closure of day care / school
  • Unable to participate in previous employment due to the workplace’s high risk
Anticipated Documentation
  • Proof of income (pay stubs, bank statements, letter from employer, award letters, pension)
  • Valid lease or other written documentation of landlord-tenant relationship
  • Coverage of Rent and Utility Costs

ERA Alabama can help renters with the following costs starting as far back as March 13, 2020:

  • Past due, current and up to 3 months of expected rent costs
  • Past due, current or up to 3 months of expected utility and home energy expenses

After the initial 3 months of forward assistance, you can apply for 3 additional months of assistance if funds are still available.

While applicants may be assisted for up to 15 months, ERA Alabama will not commit funds for prospective (future) rent for more than a 3-month period at a time. Applicants must reapply every 3 months and will only be assisted if funds are still available.

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