The State of Louisiana has launched the U.S. Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide emergency rental and utility assistance to Louisiana residents who are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both landlords and renters may apply. The program can provide assistance for past-due rent and forward rent payments for applicants, as well as utility costs.
If you qualify, the program offers:
- Past-due rent dating back to as early as April 1, 2020
- Forward rent paid in increments of up to three months
- Past-due utility bills including some penalty fees, up to 15 months
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