COVID-19 exacerbated existing problems with housing affordability in the United States, particularly for Black and Hispanic renters. To curb these financial hardships, Congress created the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program, but ERA rollout has been slow and inconsistent. This brief describes geographic differences in ERA spending across the U.S. and encourages states and localities to adopt policies that increase program eligibility and streamline fund disbursement.
COVID-19, Affordable Housing, Spatial Differences
Demography, Population, and Ecology | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Public Policy | Social Policy
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Fannin, William Clay, "Billions in COVID-19 Rental Assistance Fails to Reach Tenants" (2021). Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series. 164.
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