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Emergency Rental Assistance Alabama

***Emergency Rental Assistance Alabama is now taking applications. Landlord and tenants can apply at Call Center staff are available at 833-620-2434 to answer questions and help with applications if necessary.***

ERA Alabama can help renters with past due, current and up to 3 months of expected rent and utility and home energy expenses. 

On February 12, 2021, Governor Kay Ivey authorized AHFA to implement the State’s new COVID-19 emergency rental assistance program. Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Alabama is funded entirely by a $263 million congressional grant for ERA 1 and a $203 million congressional grant for ERA 2 under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the “Act”).

Separate from ERA Alabama, the Act also funds separate rental assistance programs serving residents of Baldwin, Madison, Mobile, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, and Jefferson Counties, and the cities of Huntsville and Birmingham. Residents in those local areas with separate programs must apply there, not with ERA Alabama. However, if the local program in your area is not yet operating, ERA Alabama might accept your application. Call 833-620-2434 for details.

Funding for ERA is made available through Alabama’s allocation from the Emergency Rental Assistance Program funded by the U.S. Department of Treasury. AHFA is the administrator for the state of Alabama.