Comprehensive Step-by-Step guide for people at risk of eviction
The American Rescue Plan offers unprecedented assistance to prevent renters from losing their homes.
Step 1: GET INFORMED
- Learn about your rights.
- Check to see if your state or local government has extended the eviction moratorium. (The federal moratorium ends July 31, 2021.)
Step 2: REACH OUT
- Write a letter to your landlord with this free tool (Español).
- Call your local 211 (Español) and/or your local Continuum of Care (Español).
- Get advice from a local housing counselor (Español).
Step 3: APPLY FOR EMERGENCY AID
- Find Emergency Rental Assistance in your area (Español) and learn how it works (Español).
- Apply for help paying other bills (utilities, phone, medical) (Español).
- See if you’re eligible for food assistance (Español).
- Request help from a mutual aid group in your community (Español).
Step 4: CLAIM YOUR PANDEMIC RELIEF
- The federal government issued three Economic Impact Payments. Make sure you got all three. (Español)
- If you have children and didn’t automatically receive the Child Tax Credit, sign up for it. (Español)
Landlord Losing Income?
- Apply for Emergency Rental Assistance in your area (Español) on behalf of your tenant.
- If your property is in a rural area, apply for a loan. (Español)
Download and share the flyer below to help renters and landlords prevent evictions.
If you are experiencing homelessness, please contact the Continuum of Care in your local area for assistance.