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Read our report on six communities’ experiences with pandemic funding and programs, which provides valuable lessons learned to improve federal emergency response programs.

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What has each state spent in rental assistance?


Millions of Americans have struggled to pay rent during the pandemic, and now face the possibility of eviction. To help meet this need, Congress created the Emergency Rental Assistance program in December 2020, making $25 billion available to state and local governments to help households pay rent or utilities. 

As of August 31, 2021, 1.4 million households have received $7.1 billion in rental assistance. Scroll over our interactive map to see how your state stacks up in distributing funds, the number of households receiving assistance, and the average amount per household.

NOTE: Congress passed an additional $21 billion in rental assistance to state and local governments in March 2021. 

Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury 

Page last modified: 11/06/2023
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