COVID-19 Rent Assistance and Other Financial Resources for Residents

Renters Warehouse is committed to collecting resources that may provide financial relief for our residents financially impacted by COVID-19.

If you have been financially impacted by COVID-19, you are not alone. For our residents experiencing income disruption or unforeseen hardship that has made paying rent in full and on time difficult, there may be federal, state, city or other third-party resources and support available to you. Renters Warehouse has worked to compile many of these resources and they are listed below. We will continually monitor and update this site, but please note, this is not a complete list and inclusion below does not connote any endorsement by Renters Warehouse. It is important that you also do your own research, as there may be more resources available to you locally or through your various communities of which Renters Warehouse is unaware.

 If you have questions regarding any of these resources, direct your inquiry to the organization specifically. Renters Warehouse is unable to advise as to your eligibility for any listed resource or program. Regardless of your eligibility for assistance, you are still ultimately responsible for paying all rent pursuant to your lease agreement; if you are unable to timely make rent, please contact our team at safety@renterswarehouse.com to discuss alternative payment arrangements.

GOVERNMENTAL BENEFITS AND RESOURCES:

Unemployment, Department of Labor
Recently unemployed residents may be eligible for certain benefits 
https://www.dol.gov/general/location

Disability, Workers Comp & Family Leave, Social Security Administration
You may be eligible for wage replacement if you or a family member became ill with COVID-19
https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/disability/

Note: Disability Laws vary from state to state, so check your state for further information

Disaster relief
Check for eligibility for Disaster Unemployment Assistance
https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/597

State Social Services
For local resources that may be available to you
https://www.211.org/ 

Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HUD may provide more information and guidance on applying for assistance  
https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/spm/gmomgmt/grantsinfo

Small Business Owners, U.S. Small Business Administration
For small business owners impacted by COVID-19, assistance may be available
https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources#section-header-0

Renters Insurance
Your renter’s insurance program may provide for unemployment or other financial situations coverage

OTHER RESOURCES

Relevium Foundation - Rental Assistance
https://relevium.org/

Gradient Gives Back - Rental and/or Utility Assistance
https://gradientgivesback.com/foundation

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) - Utility Assistance
https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ocs/programs/liheap

Modest Needs - Utility Assistance
https://www.modestneeds.org/

Community Action Partnership - General Assistance
https://communityactionpartnership.com/

Volunteers of America - General Assistance
https://www.voa.org/housing

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) - General Assistance
https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ofa/programs/tanf

Feeding America – Food Assistance
https://www.feedingamerica.org/need-help-find-food

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  - Food Assistance
https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) – Food Assistance
https://www.fns.usda.gov/wic

The HealthWell Foundation – Medical Assistance
https://www.healthwellfoundation.org/

National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) – Medical Assistance
https://www.nafcclinics.org/

ALABAMA:

Alabama Department of Housing - Emergency Rental Assistance (applications expected to be accepted starting March 1, 2021 at 8:00 am CT)

https://www.ahfa.com/renters/emergency-rental-assistance-alabama

Landlords may apply on behalf of their residents. 

Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity (JCCEO) – Rental Assistance

Information: https://www.jcceo.org/csbg

To Apply Click Here
 

United Way of Alabama – Rental Assistance

https://www.uwca.org/covid19/

Greater Birmingham Ministries – Rental and/or Utility Assistance

https://gbm.org/serving-people/utility-assistance/

Bridge Ministries – Rental and/or Utility Assistance

https://bridgeministriesbham.org/contact-us

ARIZONA:

Arizona Department of Housing – Rental Assistance Resources and Eviction Prevention Assistance
https://housing.az.gov/general-public/eviction-prevention-assistance
https://housing.az.gov/general-public/rental-assistance-resources-eviction-prevention

Arizona Department of Economic Security – Emergency Rental Assistance Program 

https://des.az.gov/ERAP 

Landlords may apply on behalf of their residents.  

Maricopa County Human Services Department Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Rental, Mortgage and Utility Assistance
Information: https://www.maricopa.gov/5584/CDBG-Rental-Mortgage-Utility-Assistance

To Apply: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6131197/Community-Development-Block-Grant-Rental-Utility-Assistance-Application

AZCEND Community Action Program – Rental and/or Utility Assistance
https://azcend.org/community-action-program/

City of Phoenix Human Services Department Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program – Rental and/or Utility Assistance (details available in early March)
https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservices/programs/emergency

City of Peoria Neighborhood and Human Services Community Assistance
https://www.peoriaaz.gov/government/departments/neighborhood-and-human-services/community-assistance
Peoria residents can receive assistance with utility bills or rent or mortgage. Contact Community Action Program office at 623-979-3911 ext. 405.

City of Glendale Neighborhood & Family Services Crisis Assistance Programs - Rental and/or Utility Assistance
Information: https://www.glendaleaz.com/live/city_services/citizen_assistance_programs/crisis_assistance_programs

To Apply: https://gis.glendaleaz.com/address_val/index.html?qtype=CAP

City of Tolleson Community Action Program – CARES Act Rental Assistance
Information: https://www.tolleson.az.gov/676/CARES-ACT-Rental-Assistance-Program

To Apply: Tolleson residents may be eligible for rental assistance and should contact Tolleson Community Action Program offices at 623-936-2760 for assistance in starting the application process.

City of Tucson and Pima County Eviction Prevention/Emergency Rent and Utility Relief Program – Rental and/
or Utility Assistance (processing and funding to begin mid-March)
Information:
https://tucsonpimaep.com/tenant-information-for-eviction-prevention/

Landlords may apply on behalf of their residents.  

To Apply (waitlist): https://tucsonpimaep.com/eviction-prevention-case-submission-general/

City of Apache Junction Community Services Programs Resources
https://www.apachejunctionaz.gov/930/Community-Services-Programs-Resources

COLORADO

Colorado Department of Local Affairs Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance
Information: https://cdola.colorado.gov/rental-mortgage-assistance

Landlords may apply on behalf of their residents.  

To Apply: https://portal.neighborlysoftware.com/coehap/participant


Colorado Department of Local Affairs Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention - Resources
https://cdola.colorado.gov/eviction-foreclosure-protection

 
Denver Human Services Emergency/Disaster Assistance
Information: https://www.denvergov.org/Government/Departments/Denver-Human-Services

To Apply: https://coloradopeak.secure.force.com/

 
Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. – Rental Assistance

https://brothersredevelopment.org/

 
Denver County Temporary Rent and Utility Assistance (TRUA) – Rental and/or Utility Assistance
Information: https://www.nedenverhousing.org/programs-services/temporary-rental-utility-assisatnce-trua/

To Apply: Call 1-844-926-6632 to speak to a housing navigator to determine your eligibility and start the application process.

FLORIDA:

TAMPA AREA

Hillsborough County Rental and Housing Assistance – Rental Assistance
Information: https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/residents/social-services/financial-assistance/action-folder/apply-for-rental-assistance

To Apply: If you quality, contact your local Community Resource Center to schedule an appointment


Polk County Eviction Prevention Program – Rental and/or Utility Assistance
Information: https://www.polk-county.net/covid-19/eviction-prevention-program

To Apply: https://www.polk-county.net/covid-19/eviction-prevention-program

Landlords may apply on behalf of their residents.  


Pinellas County Emergency Rental Assistance Program – Rental Assistance (coming in Spring 2021)
https://form.jotform.com/210104924805144


Manatee County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA) – Rental Assistance
https://www.mymanatee.org/departments/redevelopment___economic_opportunity/community_development/manatee_cares/emergency_rental_assistance_program


Crisis Center of Tampa Bay – General Assistance
https://www.crisiscenter.com/


Florida Department of Children and Families
https://www.myflfamilies.com/


Metropolitan Ministries COVID-19 Financial Assistance – Rental and/or Utility Assistance
https://www.metromin.org/covid-19response/


Catholic Charities and the City of St. Petersburg – Rental and/or Utility Assistance
Information: https://www.ccdosp.org/financial-assistance-pinellas-county/

To Apply: https://form.jotform.com/210104924805144


Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice, Inc. – Rental and General Assistance
https://catholiccharitiesdov.org/covid19update/

 

ORLANDO AREA

Orange County Emergency Rental Assistance Program – Rental Assistance
Information: https://www.orangecountyfl.net/EmergencySafety/Coronavirus/EmergencyRentalAssistance.aspx#.YD0MsuhKhPY

To Apply: https://portal.neighborlysoftware.com/ERAP-OrangeCountyFL/Participant

 

JACKSONVILLE AREA

City of Jacksonville COVID-19 Mortgage, Rent & Utilities Relief Program – Rental and/or Utility Assistance (must be a Duval County resident)
https://jaxrelief.coj.net/#/

City of Jacksonville Emergency Assistance Program
https://www.coj.net/departments/parks-and-recreation/social-services/emergency-financial-assistance-program


Clay County Financial Assistance Resources
https://www.claycountygov.com/government/covid-19/financial-assistance


United Way of Northeast Florida – Rental Assistance
https://unitedwaynefl.org/get-help/

https://unitedwaynefl.org/get-help/emergency-resources-for-public-health/

Northeast Florida Community Action Agency Utility Assistance
http://nfcaa.net/utility-assistance/

GEORGIA:

State of Georgia Rental Assistance Program (GRA) – Rental and/or Utility Assistance (beginning early March 2021)

https://www.dca.ga.gov/safe-affordable-housing/rental-housing-assistance/state-georgia-rental-assistance-program

Landlords may apply on behalf of their residents.  


City of Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program (currently not accepting applications)

https://relief.uwga.org/
 

Cobb County Homesavers Rental Assistance Grants

Information: https://cobbhomesaver.org/renters/

To Apply: https://cobbhomesaver.org/eligibility-confirmation-for-renters/

Landlords may apply on behalf of their residents.  

Clayton County COVID-19 Relief Financial Assistance and Direct Housing Services

Information: https://www.claytoncountyga.gov/Home/Components/News/News/1161/16

To Apply: https://form.jotform.com/203485994418064


Gwinnett County Critical Support – Resources

https://www.gwinnettcounty.com/web/gwinnett/departments/communityservices/healthhumanservices/criticalsupport

United Way of Bartow County COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund – Rental Assistance

https://www.bartowliveunited.org/covid-19-emergency-relief-fund/


United Way of Forsyth County Emergency Financial Assistance

Information: https://www.unitedwayforsyth.com/financialassistance

To Apply: https://forsythcountycollaborative.charitytracker.net/kiosk/30cc6df278bbad4aa89bfe99b59ab80c937dd83249ba085e2ddc7de8f5b0c2b2/

KANSAS:

Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) – Rental Assistance (coming in March)

https://kshousingcorp.org/emergency-rental-assistance/

For Notifications: https://kshousingcorp.org/kera-form

Landlords may apply on behalf of their residents.  

Kansas Housing Tenant Based Rental Assistance – Rental Assistance

https://kshousingcorp.org/renters/tenant-based-rental-assistance/

United Way of Greater Kansas City (formerly United Way of Wyandotte County)

https://www.unitedwaygkc.org/ 

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas COVID-19 Disaster Relief – General Assistance

https://catholiccharitiesks.org/covid19/

Wyandotte County Resources List

https://www.wycokck.org/WycoKCK/media/Health-Department/Documents/Communicable%20Disease/COVID19/COVID-Resources-5-14-ENG.pdf

Kansas 211 – Resources and General Assistance

https://211kansas.myresourcedirectory.com/

MINNESOTA:

Minnesota Housing COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance (opening in late March 2021)

https://www.mnhousing.gov/sites/np/covid19emergencyrentalassistance

ApplyMN – Resources and General Assistance

https://applymn.dhs.mn.gov/online-app-web/spring/public/process-login?execution=e1s1

Bridge to Benefits – Resources and Eligibility Screening

http://www.bridgetobenefits.org/COVID-19%20Resources 

Community Action Partnership – Resources and General Assistance

https://minncap.org/

 

TWIN CITIES AREA

Hennepin County COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance (NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS THROUGH FRIDAY, MARCH 19 AT NOON)

https://www.hennepin.us/rent-helphttps://www.hennepin.us/rent-help
 

Ramsey County Emergency Assistance (EA) and Emergency General Assistance (EGA) – Rental and/or Utility Assistance (currently closed)

https://www.ramseycounty.us/residents/assistance-support/assistance/financial-assistance/emergency-assistance

Housing Services & Support: https://www.ramseycounty.us/residents/assistance-support/assistance/housing-services-support

Carver County Community Development Agency Resident and Landlord Assistance Program – Rental and/or Utility Assistance

Information: https://www.carvercda.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/COVID-Relief-Housing-Support-program-guidelines-2021-final-external-tenant.pdf

To Apply: https://www.cognitoforms.com/CarverCounty1/CarverCountyCOVIDReliefFundApplication

Washington County Emergency Programs

https://www.co.washington.mn.us/3279/Emergency-Programs-Due-to-COVID-19

City of Saint Paul Families First Housing Pilot – Rental and General Assistance

https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/planning-economic-development/housing/housing-trust-fund/families-first-housing-pilot

City of Belle Plaine Resident Relief Grant – Rental Assistance

https://www.belleplainemn.com/resident-relief-grant

Twin Cities Hospitality and Event Workers’ Relief Fund – General Assistance

https://www.twincitieshospitalityfund.org/request-support/

Housing Link Resources – General Resources

https://www.housinglink.org/HousingResources/covid-19-resources-for-renters

Resources opening soon. This will provide access to various municipality assistance resources. Generally, landlords may apply on behalf of residents. 

ROCHESTER

ThreeRivers Community Action Housing Assistance

https://www.threeriverscap.org/support/housing-assistance

Rochester Salvation Army – Resources and General Assistance

https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/northern/Rochester/programs-and-services/

Families First of Minnesota, Olmstead County COVID-19 Resources

https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/northern/Rochester/programs-and-services/

MISSOURI

Missouri Housing Development Commission Emergency Rental Arrears Program (ERAP)

Information: https://www.mohousingresources.com/erap-program-overview

To Apply: https://mhdcapply.smapply.org/prog/missouri_emergency_rental_arrears_program_erap/

Landlords may apply on behalf of residents.  

 
Missouri Housing State Assistance for Housing Relief (SAFHR)

Information: https://www.mohousingresources.com/safhr

To Apply: https://safhr.smapply.org/prog/safhr_renter_application_portal/

Landlords may apply on behalf of residents; online application portal is under  construction. 


Missouri Community Action Agencies – Resources and General Assistance

https://www.communityaction.org/gethelp/

 

SAINT LOUIS

The Salvation Army Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area – Resources

https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/midland/

 
Community Action Agency of St. Louis County Housing Assistance

https://www.caastlc.org/programs/housing-assistance.html

 
Saint Louis City CARES Department of Human Services Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program (closed until new funds received)

https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/human-services/cares-act-rental-mortgage-assistance.cfm

KANSAS CITY

City of Kansas City Emergency Rental and Utilities Assistance

https://www.kcmo.gov/city-hall/departments/neighborhoods-housing-services/renthelp


United Way Greater Kansas City COVID-19 Information and Resources

https://uwgkc.myresourcedirectory.com/

 
Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City Emergency Assistance

https://caagkc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Emergency-Services-Online-Application-1.pdf

 

NEVADA

Nevada Housing Division CARES Housing Assistance Program – Rental Assistance

https://housing.nv.gov/Resources/COVID-19/Renter_Assistance/


Clark County CARES Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) – Rental and/or Utility Assistance

https://chap.clarkcountynv.gov/


Nevada 211 Emergency Shelter, Housing and Rental Assistance

https://www.nevada211.org/shelter/

 

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina 211 Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program (application intake is currently closed)

https://nc211.org/hope/

 

CHARLOTTE AREA

Mecklenburg County Emergency Assistance Program

https://www.mecknc.gov/dss/admin/Pages/Emergency-Assistance.aspx

https://www.crisisassistance.org/

 
Cabarrus County Crisis Financial Assistance – Rental and/or Utility Assistance

https://cabarruscounty.us/resources/crisis-financial-assistance

 
City of Charlotte Housing and Neighborhood Services – Resources

https://charlottenc.gov/HNS/Housing/Emergency/Pages/default.aspx


Community Action Charlotte Area Fund COVID-19 Emergency Assistance (currently not taking applications)

https://www.charlotteareafund.org/covid19-emergency-assistance/

 

RALEIGH AREA

City of Raleigh Rental Payment Assistance – Rental Assistance

https://raleighnc.gov/news/2020-10-16-rental-payment-assistance-available-during-covid-19

 
City of Raleigh Assistance Program for Water and Sewer Utility Customers – Utility Assistance

https://raleighnc.gov/services/water-and-sewer/assistance-program-water-and-sewer-utility-customers


Wake County Network of Care – Resources

https://wake.nc.networkofcare.org/mh/index.aspx#passageCovidHeader

Wake County nonprofits that might be able to provide rent assistance: https://wake.nc.networkofcare.org/content/client/1458/Rental-EvictionAssistance--Update8-25.pdf

 

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency – Resources and General Assistance

https://www.ok.gov/triton/modules/newsroom/newsroom_article.php?id=289&article_id=56501 

Community Action Partnership Coronavirus Aid Relief Application – Rental and/or Utility Assistance

https://www.caaofokc.org/coronavirus-aid-relief-application/

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City – Resources and General Assistance

https://catholiccharitiesok.org/

Oklahoma Heartline 211 – Resources and General Assistance

https://heartlineoklahoma.org/

TEXAS

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) Coronavirus Emergency Rental Assistance

Information: https://texasrentrelief.com/

To Apply: https://texasrentrelief.com/form/tenant-account-registration#no-back

Landlords and residents must cooperatively apply for resources. 

Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) – Rental and/or Utility Assistance

https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/TEDP.htm

Landlords may apply on behalf of their residents. These funds are for use only  when an eviction has already been commenced. 

Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program (TERAP) – Resources

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=5a1b012646c94b1cbe92e741acfd9b59

Texas 211 Health and Human Services – Resources and General Assistance

https://www.211texas.org/

AUSTIN AREA

Travis County Family Support Services Rental Assistance

https://www.traviscountytx.gov/health-human-services/individuals-families/apply


City of Austin Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants (RENT) Assistance Program (currently closed)

http://www.austintexas.gov/rent

Landlords may apply on behalf of their residents. 


Catholic Charities of Central Texas

https://www.ccctx.org/



DALLAS AREA

United Way Metropolitan Dallas Rental Assistance Collaborative - Resources

https://unitedwaydallas.org/rental-assistance/


Dallas County Emergency Housing Assistance Program

Information: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/ehap-2021.php

Pre-Screening: https://english.dallasehap.com/

 
Tarrant County Community Development and Housing Department Information for Renters – Resources

http://www.tarrantcounty.com/content/dam/main/covid-cares/rentalAssistanceresources_01072021.pdf?linklocation=Button%20List&linkname=Information%20for%20Renters

 
City of Dallas Short Term Rental Assistance Program

https://dallascityhall.com/departments/housing-neighborhood-revitalization/Pages/CARES-Act-CRF-Rental-Assistance-Program-.aspx

 
City of Frisco Rental Assistance Program – Rental Assistance

https://www.friscotexas.gov/1698/Emergency-Rental-Assistance-Program

 
City of Forth Worth Community Action Partnership Rental Assistance

https://www.fortworthtexas.gov/departments/neighborhoods/cap/apply

 
Housing Channel Rental Assistance (Fort Worth residents)

https://www.housingchannel.org/

 
City of Garland Recovery Resources – Rental Assistance

https://www.garlandtx.gov/3739/Recovery-Resources

 
City of Irving Rental, Mortgage and Homelessness Assistance

https://www.cityofirving.org/3686/Rental-Mortgage-and-Homelessness-Assista

 
City of Arlington Housing Authority CARES – Rental Assistance

Information: https://www.arlingtontx.gov/city_hall/departments/housing_authority

To Apply: https://www.arlingtontx.gov/UserFiles/Servers/Server_14481062/File/City%20Hall/Depts/Housing%20Authority/COVID-19/Arlington_CARES_Assistance_Application.pdf


Rockwall County Helping Hands Assistance and Referral – General Assistance

https://rockwallhelpinghands.com/assistance-referral/

 
Catholic Charities of Fort Worth – Rental Assistance

https://catholiccharitiesfortworth.org/covid-assistance/#:~:text=You%20can%20apply%20online%20at,need%20to%20apply%20through%20CCFW!

 
North Dallas Shared Ministries Financial Help – Resources and General Assistance

https://www.ndsm.org/

 
Disciples of the Way – Resources and General Assistance

https://disciplesoftheway.org/


Irving Cares – Resources and General Assistance

https://irvingcares.org/



HOUSTON AREA


Fort Bend County Rent / Mortgage Assistance – Rental Assistance

https://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/government/departments/health-and-human-services/social-services/services/rent-mortgage-assistance

Much more information is coming soon for various Texas cities that directly qualified for receipt of assistance monies from the most recent round of Federal assistance.

WASHINGTON

Washington State Department of Commerce Eviction Rent Assistance Program (ERAP / Treasury Rent Assistance Program (T-RAP)

https://www.commerce.wa.gov/serving-communities/homelessness/eviction-rent-assistance-program/

Disaster Housing Related Resources: https://deptofcommerce.app.box.com/s/a6fjw6laa2j2x8fud2wpxsp7b1ktvurm

More information is coming soon as it relates to the newest round of federal funding assistance for residents and landlords. 

King County Department of Community and Human Services Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (expected to launch in April 2021)   

https://kingcounty.gov/depts/community-human-services/COVID/eviction-prevention-rent-assistance.aspx

 
United Way of King County Rent Help – Resources and General Assistance

https://www.uwkc.org/renthelp/

Resources: https://www.uwkc.org/need-help/covid-19-resources/

 
Washington 211 – Resources and General Assistance

https://wa211.org/

 
Catholic Community Services, Catholic Housing Services Emergency Assistance

https://ccsww.org/get-help/shelter-homeless-services/emergency-assistance/