The Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program makes available $158 million to assist Nebraska low-income households that are unable to pay rent or utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program is now open and we anticipate that applications will be accepted through August of 2021 for payment through the end of November 2021. Additional funds may be available after August of 2021 based on reallocation of funds by the federal government.
Funds may be used to pay for rent and utility expenses up to $20,000 during the life of the program.
- You may apply for up to 12 months of back rent (no earlier than April 1, 2020) and up to three months of future rent from the date of application submission
- Once your initial application is approved, you may apply for additional rent or utility in the future, but cannot receive more than a total of 15 months of assistance
- Late fees specified in your lease are eligible expenses but will be limited to no more than 10% of approved rent paid, so long as the total assistance per household does not exceed the maximum assistance available.
For more information and to learn how to apply, click the button below or go to https://coronavirus.nebraska.
gov/ EmergencyRentalAssistanceProgr am.