Ann O’Connell, Attorney writes about Emergency Bans on Evictions By State | Coronavirus Pandemic at Nolo. Nolo shares information about federal tenant protections, as well as State Eviction Protection by County, discussing holds on utility shut-offs and other notes of importance. Find your state in the chart to determine the information that’s pertinent to your state. For those whose employment has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to find and apply for financial assistance to help pay for rent/mortgage in arrears. The information listed below will help identify resources that may be available in one’s geographic area.
COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance
The National Low Income Housing Coalition has compiled a list of rental assistance resources and contacts by state and region.
The U.S. Department of Treasury has compiled a list of emergency rental assistance programs by U.S. states, U.S. territories, and Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs).
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Find Help with Rent and Utilities
The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness provides a Comprehensive Step by Step Guide for People at Risk of Eviction, educating those in need about how to get informed, reach out, apply for emergency aid, claim your pandemic relief, and helps landlords connect to resources to help their tenants in an effort to avoid evictions.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides COVID-19 Resources for Renters and answers common questions that are pertinent to renters.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs describes VA Assistance to Help Avoid Eviction.
COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR HOMEOWNERS
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Help for Home Owners and Renters During the Coronavirus National Emergency
HUD also provides information about COVID-19 Resources for Home Owners.
Don’t forget to check out all of the online benefit screening tools for further support in identifying a variety of services and supports available for those who qualify.