The County of Orange was allocated $65,576,556 from the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) for the implementation of the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program. The ERA Program provides funding to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ERA Program must largely be used for direct financial assistance, including rent, rental arrears and utilities and home energy costs. The ERA Program will provide a maximum financial assistance of $10,000 per eligible household to pay for rental arrears and past due utilities. The cities of Anaheim, Santa Ana and Irvine received direct allocations from the Treasury and will be implementing their own programs.
The County of Orange is opening a second application period for the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program on April 1, 2021. Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2021, or until funding is exhausted, whichever comes first. If you have already submitted an application for the ERA Program during the month of February 2021, a regional provider will follow-up with you directly and provide guidance on next steps. If you are in need of assistance and connection to community resources, please contact 2-1-1.
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