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AI-13021 2.K.       
Meeting Date: 01/20/2021  
Treasury's Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Submitted By: Maria Medrano, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Ratify the submission of an application to the United States Department of the Treasury for the Emergency Rental Assistance program.
BACKGROUND
The Emergency Rental Assistance program makes available $25 billion to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The funds are provided directly to States, U.S. Territories, local governments, and Indian tribes.  Grantees use the funds to provide assistance to eligible households through existing or newly created rental assistance programs.
DISCUSSION
Not less than 90 percent of awarded funds must be used for direct financial assistance, including rent, rental arrears, utilities and home energy costs, utilities and home energy costs arrears, and other expenses related to housing.  Remaining funds are available for housing stability services, including case management and other services intended to keep households stably housed, and administrative costs.  Funds generally expire on December 31, 2021. 
 
The application was due on January 12, 2021.  At the time of the submission of this agenda item, the County has not yet been informed of the award amount.

Budget Information
Information about available funds
Budgeted: Funds Available: Adjustment: Amount Available:
Unbudgeted: Funds NOT Available: Amendment:
Account Code(s) for Available Funds
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Fund Transfers
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Emergency Rental Assistance Terms


    

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