ERA (EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE) ALABAMA PROGRAM
https://eraalabama.com

From agency: ALABAMA HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY
Resource Details
Alternate Name CARES ACT; ERA ALABAMA
Description Last Updated: 3/21/2022 1:00 pm

https://eraalabama.com/


Baldwin County​ Jefferson County, Mobile County, Montgomery County, The City of Birmingham, The City of Huntsville, Madison County, Tuscaloosa County are NOT eligible for Emergency Rental Assistance Alabama.  Those localities were separately designated by the Treasury to administer their own emergency rental relief programs for residents of these areas.


 Frequently Asked Questions

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE ALABAMA PROGRAM (ERA Alabama):   
Coverage of Rent and Utility Costs - 
For Household that have experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19
ERA Alabama MAY help renters with the following costs starting as far back as March 13, 2020:
  • Past due, current and up to 3 months of expected rent costs
  • Past due, current or up to 3 months of expected utility and home energy expenses
  • After the initial 3 months of forward assistance, you can apply for 3 additional months of assistance if funds are still available
While applicants may be assisted for up to 15 months, ERA Alabama will not commit funds for prospective (future) rent for more than a 3-month period at a time. Applicants MUST REAPPLY every 3 months and will only be assisted if funds are still available.
ERA Alabama's program customer service center can answer questions. Interested parties may call (833) 620-2434 with questions about the program.


TO APPLY (Landlords & Renters/Tenants):
Complete an online application at ERAAlabama.com
Call a program representative at (833) 620-2434 (8 – 5, M – F) for more information.  This toll-free number offers access to assistance in multiple languages.


ERA Alabama has created a partnership with ARCH (Alabama Rural Coalition for the Homeless) to help steamline services and provide assistance more quickly.
Callers can also Contact ARCH at 334-803-8797 or 334-273-0668 (Ext 6) for more information 24/7.

Agency Status Active
Defined coverage areas:
Alabama - Autauga County
Alabama - Barbour County
Alabama - Bibb County
Alabama - Blount County
Alabama - Bullock County
Alabama - Butler County
Alabama - Calhoun County
Alabama - Chambers County
Alabama - Cherokee County
Alabama - Chilton County
Alabama - Choctaw County
Alabama - Clarke County
Alabama - Clay County
Alabama - Clay County
Alabama - Cleburne County
Alabama - Coffee County
Alabama - Colbert County
Alabama - Conecuh County
Alabama - Coosa County
Alabama - Covington County
Alabama - Crenshaw County
Alabama - Cullman County
Alabama - Dale County
Alabama - Dallas County
Alabama - De Kalb County
Alabama - Elmore County
Alabama - Escambia County
Alabama - Fayette County
Alabama - Franklin County
Alabama - Geneva County
Alabama - Greene County
Alabama - Hale County
Alabama - Henry County
Alabama - Houston County
Alabama - Jackson County
Alabama - Lamar County
Alabama - Lauderdale County
Alabama - Lawrence County
Alabama - Lee County
Alabama - Limestone County
Alabama - Lowndes County
Alabama - Macon County
Alabama - Marengo County
Alabama - Marion County
Alabama - Marshall County
Alabama - Monroe County
Alabama - Morgan County
Alabama - Perry County
Alabama - Pickens County
Alabama - Pike County
Alabama - Randolph County
Alabama - Russell County
Alabama - Saint Clair County
Alabama - Shelby County
Alabama - Sumter County
Alabama - Talladega County
Alabama - Tallapoosa County
Alabama - Walker County
Alabama - Washington County
Alabama - Wilcox County
Alabama - Winston County
Physical Address
 
Program
Eligibility ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS (IMPORTANT!)
MUST HAVE EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF INCOME DUE TO COVID.

In order to receive financial assistance through ERA, tenants MUST MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:
• Have a valid rental agreement in their name
• Household’s total gross income cannot exceed 80% Area Median Income for location
• The household has experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19, for example:
o Being laid off
o Place of employment has closed
o Reduction in hours of work
o Loss of spousal/child support
o Inability to find work due to COVID-19
o Having to stay home with children due to closure of day care / school
o Unable to participate in previous employment due to the workplace’s high risk of severe illness from COVID-19
Program Fees No Fee For Service
Application Process Landlords & Renters/Tenants: Complete an online application at ERAAlabama.com.
Documents Required • Proof of income (pay stubs, bank statements, letter from employer, award letters, pension) • Valid lease or other written documentation of landlord-tenant relationship OTHER DOCUMENTATION MAY BE REQUIRED
Programs at this agency HOMEOWNERSHIP SERVICES
ALABAMA HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY - APARTMENT FINDER
MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE ALABAMA (MAA)


Contact Information
Toll Free 833-620-2434
Service/Intake 334-803-8797 or 334-273-0668 (ext. 6)