Many older renters and others living on fixed incomes have fallen behind in their rent and utility payments during the pandemic, but don’t realize that help is available, or that they may qualify.
Congress sent $46 billion in Emergency Rental Assistance to help renters pay for back rent and utility payments through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Older renters, people with disabilities, and others living on fixed incomes can qualify for ERAP assistance by demonstrating they have experienced costs or other financial hardships during or due to the pandemic.
Read Justice in Aging’s new Issue Brief, “Do you Think Older Renters on a Fixed Income Can’t get Help with Back Rent? Think Again!” to learn more about getting vital help to prevent evictions and utility shutoffs.