Louisiana Emergency Rental Assistance Programs
Louisiana ERAP Treasury Programs:
U.S. Treasury’s Emergency Rental Assistance program made available $25 billion to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of New Orleans received $11.6 million from Treasury and anticipates receiving approximately $14 million from the State for rental assistance in Orleans Parish.
Louisiana CARES+ Programs:
In an effort to help lessen the outbreak’s economic impacts, the program will provide emergency assistance to renters who are at imminent risk of eviction as a result of shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours, or unpaid leave due to the COVID-19 health crisis.
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced a new program to help renters who have had trouble paying their landlords due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program will award up to $2,000 for tenants.
Administered by the Providence House, the Caddo Emergency Rental Assistance Program set aside $112,000 to help households financially impacted as a result of shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours or unpaid leave due to the pandemic.
The City of New Orleans announced that it will start providing $1.5 million in mortgage assistance to small landlords owning eight or fewer rental units and whose rental income has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Finance Authority of New Orleans has established the Community Support Fund (“CSF”) in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to provide rent and utilities assistance to quali ed families within Orleans Parish. The Community Support Fund is designed to complement the agency’s other available resources while also expanding its local capacity to address the needs of the vulnerable populations disproportionately stressed by the outbreak.
St. Tammany Parish announces the availability of funds dedicated to assist eligible low income households with emergency rental/mortgage payments through the Department of Grants, Community Action Agency. Due to COVID 19 CAA will process applications through mail and email on a first come, first served basis.