Learning from Emergency Rental Assistance Programs During COVID-19
COVID-19 has threatened the housing stability of thousands of residents across Massachusetts. In response to the urgent housing needs of their community, many communities enacted local emergency rental assistance programs, utilizing CPA funds, Housing Trust funds, or other local resources to do so. In addition, expansions to Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) and the creation of the Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance program (ERMA) by the state have been critical in ensuring housing stability.
As we continue to be faced with housing challenges, what have we learned from programs that have been implemented?
Join CHAPA, Masschusetts Housing Partnership (MHP), and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for a virtual session on “Learning from Emergency Rental Assistance Programs During COVID-19." We will provide an update on the breadth of local ERA programs and discuss best practices, challenges, and more. Please contact Dana LeWinter with any questions about this event.
- Stefanie Coxe, Regional Housing Network (RHN)
- Kristin Haas, DHCD
- John Hornik, Town of Amherst
- Amy Mullen, DHCD
- Alex Train, City of Chelsea
- Erin Zwirko, Town of Arlington