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Emergency Rental Assistance resources

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You can insert the content pieces below into newsletters, blogs, email blasts, and social media posts to help get the word out about these resources. When sharing this content, please indicate that it was sourced from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Social Media

Sample English Facebook Posts

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for renters and landlords to cover housing costs. Many renters are worried about catching up on past-due rent and facing eviction. As a renter—or a landlord—you can apply for money from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program to help with rent, utility bills, and even moving costs. Use our new Rental Assistance Finder to find aid based on the state or territory or tribe or tribal lands where you live. Via Consumer Financial Protection Bureau https://go.usa.gov/xFWnK

Did you know that as a renter—or a landlord—you can apply for Emergency Rental Assistance to help with rent, utility bills, and moving costs? Watch this video to learn more about the help available to you and our new Rental Assistance Finder to locate a program in your community. Via Consumer Financial Protection Bureau https://go.usa.gov/xFWnK

Sample English Twitter Posts

As a renter—or a landlord—you can apply for money from the @USTreasury’s Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program to help with rent, utility bills, and even moving costs. Use our Rental Assistance Finder to get local aid. Via @CFPB https://go.usa.gov/xFWnj

Are you having trouble making rent payments? The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for renters and landlords to cover housing costs. Help is available for rent, utilities, and moving costs. Use our finder to locate a program near you. Via @CFPB https://go.usa.gov/xFWnj

Did you know that as a renter—or a landlord—you can apply for Emergency Rental Assistance to help with rent, utility bills, and moving costs? Via @CFPB https://go.usa.gov/xFWnj

Many renters are worried about catching up on past-due rent and facing eviction. Our new Rental Assistance Finder can help you locate rental assistance in your community. Via @CFPB https://go.usa.gov/xFWnj

Sample Spanish Facebook Posts

Si usted tiene problemas para pagar su renta o hipoteca, es importante que actúe ahora para prevenir la ejecución o el desalojo. Via @CFPBespanol https://go.usa.gov/xFGjg

Algunas de las protecciones federales que fueron establecidas durante la pandemia del COVID-19 han terminado. Si usted es un inquilino, o un propietario que ha estado bajo estas protecciones, sepa qué acciones tomar para prevenir la ejecución o el desalojo. Via @CFPBespanol https://go.usa.gov/xFGjg

Sample Spanish Twitter Posts

Algunas de las protecciones federales a propietarios e inquilinos, establecidas durante la pandemia del COVID-19 han terminado. Si tiene problemas para pagar su renta o hipoteca, actúe ahora para prevenir la ejecución o el desalojo. #AyudaConLaRenta Via @CFPBespanol https://go.usa.gov/xFGjg

Algunas de las protecciones federales para prevenir ejecuciones hipotecarias y desalojos, durante la pandemia del COVID-19 han terminado. Sepa qué hacer si tiene dificultades para pagar su vivienda. #AyudaConLaRenta Via @CFPBespanol https://go.usa.gov/xFGjg

Si enfrenta una ejecución o un desalojo, es importante que actúe ahora. Algunas de las protecciones federales a la vivienda, establecidas durante la pandemia del COVID-19 han terminado. Sepa qué hacer si tiene problemas pagando su vivienda. #AyudaConLaRenta Via @CFPBespanol https://go.usa.gov/xFGjg

Mucha gente está enfrentando una ejecución hipotecaria o un desalojo. Si tiene problemas pagando su vivienda, sepa cómo actuar ahora. #AyudaConLaRenta Via @CFPBespanol https://go.usa.gov/xFGjg

Videos

Images (English)

Struggling to pay your rent?

Stay up-to-date with information and resources to avoid eviction.

If you're FALLING BEHIND on RENT

Apply for COVID RENT RELIEF

Worried about RENT?

Learn how to apply for COVID RENT RELIEF

If you're looking for help with housing costs, you're not alone.

Apply for COVID

RENT RELIEF

Images (Spanish)

¿Tiene problemas para pagar la renta?

Manténgase actualizado con información y recursos para ayudarle a evitar un desalojo.

Si usted está atrasado con el pago de su renta

Solicite Alivio con la Renta por COVID

¿Le preocupa la renta?

Sepa cómo Solicitar el Alivio con la Renta por COVID

Si está buscando ayuda con los costos de vivienda, sepa que no está solo.

SOLICITE ALIVIO

con LA RENTA por COVID

Emails (English)

Sample Emergency Rental Assistance email to renters and landlords

Goal: To promote the Rental Assistance Finder tool and get consumers to use it to search for rental assistance in their area

Subject: Get help covering rent, utilities, or moving costs

By: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

If you’re having trouble making rent payments, you’re not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for renters and landlords to cover housing costs. Many renters are worried about catching up on past-due rent and facing eviction. Help is available.

As a renter—or a landlord—you can apply for money from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program. The funds are being distributed by state and local organizations to their local communities. This money can help with rent, utility bills, and even moving costs.

Use our Rental Assistance Finder to search for a program in your community.

Sample Emergency Rental Assistance email to practitioners and intermediaries

Goal: To ask practitioners to share the Rental Assistance Finder tool with their networks

Subject: Help is available for people struggling with housing costs

By: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for renters and landlords to cover housing costs. Many renters are worried about catching up on past-due rent and facing eviction. Help is available.

Renters—and landlords—can apply for money from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program. The funds are being distributed by state and local organizations to their local communities. This money can help with rent, utility bills, and even moving costs.

Our new Rental Assistance Finder allows people to find aid based on the state or territory or tribe or tribal lands where they live. Please share this resource with your networks so that more people can stay in their homes and avoid eviction.

Emails (Spanish)

Sample Emergency Rental Assistance email to renters and landlords

Goal: To promote the Rental Assistance Finder tool and get consumers to use it to search for rental assistance in their area

Subject: Encuentre ayuda con la renta, los servicios básicos y los costos de mudanza

Por la Oficina para la Protección Financiera del Consumidor

Si tiene problemas pagando su renta, sepa que no está solo. La pandemia del COVID-19 ha hecho difícil para inquilinos y caseros el cubrir los costos de vivienda. Muchos inquilinos temen ser alcanzados por meses de renta vencida y tener que enfrentar un desalojo. Hay ayuda disponible.

Sea usted inquilino, o casero, puede solicitar dinero del Programa de Asistencia de Emergencia con la Renta del Departamento del Tesoro (ERA, siglas en inglés), el cual le ayuda con la renta, las facturas de servicios básicos, e inclusive, los costos de una mudanza.

Use nuestra Herramienta de Búsqueda de Asistencia para que encuentre un programa en su comunidad

Sample Emergency Rental Assistance email to practitioners and intermediaries

Goal: To ask practitioners to share the Rental Assistance Finder tool with their networks

Subject: Hay ayuda disponible para la gente que tenga problemas con los costos de vivienda

Por la Oficina para la Protección Financiera del Consumidor

La pandemia del COVID-19 ha hecho difícil para inquilinos y caseros el cubrir los costos de vivienda. Muchos inquilinos temen ser alcanzados por meses de renta vencida y tener que enfrentar un desalojo. Hay ayuda disponible.

Tanto inquilinos, como caseros, pueden solicitar dinero del Programa de Asistencia de Emergencia con la Renta del Departamento del Tesoro (ERA, siglas en inglés). Los fondos están siendo distribuidos por organizaciones estatales y locales, entre las comunidades de sus localidades. Este dinero puede ayudar con la renta, las facturas de servicios básicos, e inclusive, los costos de mudanza.

Nuestra nueva Herramienta de Búsqueda de Asistencia, le permite a la gente encontrar ayuda en el estado, territorio, tribu o tierras tribales donde viva. Por favor, comparta este recurso con los miembros de su red, para colaborar en que más personas permanezcan en sus viviendas y eviten el desalojo.

Handouts

Housing Help

Help for renters and homeowners (color | printer-friendly )

Worried about missed rent payments or eviction? Help is available (English | Spanish )

Help for landlords

Squeezed between missed rental income and bills you owe? Help is available (English | Spanish )