BROADCAST EMAIL – Regulatory Update

Today, the Department of Treasury posted updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). The 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act established the ERAP, administered by the Secretary of the Treasury, to assist renter households most vulnerable to the economic impacts of the current crisis. Additional information on the ERAP program can be found here.

According to Treasury, the revised FAQs supersede any previous FAQs. There are several differences between this version and the last. For example, internet service is considered a covered utility and the costs of relocation and rental fees are covered “other” expenses. Treasury is working to develop full program guidance as quickly as possible. If you have questions about the FAQs, input on other ERAP-specific matters that might need clarity in guidance, or urgent concerns, you can send your suggestions or thoughts via email at

Please contact the CARH national office at or 703-837-9001 should you have questions or concerns.

*On February 23, 3021, Nixon Peabody, CARH’s General Counsel, shared an article entitled, New Guidance on Emergency Rental Assistance Issued by the Biden Administration, that provides additional information.