Biden-Harris Administration Continues to Take Steps to Help Renters and Landlords
August 27, 2021
This week, the Biden administration announced several new steps to help renters and landlords struggling during this pandemic and efficiently distribute billions of dollars in rental assistance funds yet to reach people.
The Treasury Department announced new steps to make it easier for renters and landlords to receive emergency rental assistance..
Reuters: “Renters can now use self-attestation to demonstrate their need, including with respect to financial hardship, the risk of homelessness or income, Treasury said in a statement.”
White House: “Today, the Biden Administration is announcing new actions to help protect vulnerable tenants and landlords, including steps the Treasury Department is taking to strengthen existing guidance and implement new policies to ensure that state and local grantees can further accelerate Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) to aid the struggling landlords and renters most at risk of eviction.”
Thanks to President Biden and Democrats, states and local governments can now more quickly distribute billions of dollars to help renters and landlords.
White House: “These policies are meant to accelerate assistance to the thousands of applicants who are in the pipeline in many state and local programs, on top of those who have already received aid through the end of July. Treasury and the Department of Justice are also working to encourage states and localities to put in place additional protections against evictions, including for tenants whose applications are awaiting review.”