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Rental aid: Here's where you can find help in every state

Dhara Singh
Reporter

President Trump’s moratorium on evictions may have extended the deadline to December 31, but it has left out a key piece of aid. Renters could owe any back rent as a lump sum to their landlords when January arrives.

But there are state-level nonprofits that can help struggling renters make their rent now, or possibly help those pay back deferred rent when the moratorium expires. To qualify for this rental assistance, renters must be prepared to make their case.

“Individuals who are having trouble paying their rent or mortgages payments have to be diligent and resourceful,” said Aisha Thomas, attorney at AJT Law in Atlanta. “They have to be prepared to show that they have a hardship and to provide copies of late invoices, dispossessory notices, etc.”

To help those renters struggling to stretch their wallets, Cashay compiled a list of resources for those seeking aid, largely based off data compiled by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, a trade organization.

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There are state-level nonprofits that can help struggling renters make their rent now, or possibly help those pay back deferred rent when the eviction moratorium expires. (Photo: Getty Creative)

Alabama

CSBG Rental Assistance

Alaska

United Way

Arizona

Arizona Department of Housing

Coconino County Arizona

Maricopa County

Arkansas

Pulaski County

California

United Lift

Corte Madera

Colorado

  • Rental Assistance

https://cdola.colorado.gov/dola/rental-assistance

Connecticut

  • Temporary Housing Assistance Initiative

https://portal.ct.gov/DOH/DOH/Programs/Temporary-Housing-Assistance-Initiatives

Delaware

Delaware State Housing Authority

Florida

Florida Housing Finance Corporation

State Housing Initiatives Partnership

Georgia

Start C Eviction Fund

United Way of Greater Atlanta

Hawaii

State Rent Relief & Housing Assistance Program

Idaho

Idaho Housing and Finance Organization

Illinois

Town of Normal - Covid Assistance Housing Program

Indiana

Indian Housing Now

Iowa

Iowa Finance Authority

Kansas

Kansas Housing Resources Corporation

Kentucky

Louisville Eviction Protection Relief Fund

Louisiana

Families for Families

Maine

Maine State Housing Authority

Maryland

Department of Housing and Community Development

Massachusetts

Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) & Emergency Rent and Mortgage Assistance (ERMA)

Michigan

Michigan Eviction Diversion Program

Minnesota

Minnesota Rental Assistance Program

Mississippi

Rental Assistance for Mississippians Program (RAMP)

Missouri

St. Louis City CARES - Rental & Mortgage Assistance Program

Montana

Montana Housing

Nebraska

Douglass County

Nevada

Cares Housing Assistance Program

New Hampshire

Community Action Partnership of New Hampshire

New Jersey

Complete Charity List

New Mexico

New Mexico Housing Trust Fund Rental Assistance

New York

Catholic Charities

North Carolina

NC Relators Housing Relief Fund

North Dakota

Rent Bridge

Ohio

Emergency Housing Assistance Grant Program

Oklahoma

Community Cares Partners

Oregon

Oregon Housing Stabilization Resources

Pennsylvania

Cares Rent Relief Program

Rhode Island

HomeSafe Initiative

South Carolina

Covid 19 Rental Assistance Program

South Dakota

South Dakota Housing Development Authority

Tennessee

Assistance by County

Texas

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Utah

Pandemic Housing Assistance

Vermont

Vermont State Housing Authority

Virginia

People Inc., Rental Assistance

Washington

Washington Department of Commerce List of Rent Relief Providers

Washington D.C.

202 Assist

West Virginia

Philanthropy West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program

Wyoming

Wyoming Emergency Housing Assistance Program

Dhara is a reporter Yahoo Money and Cashay. Follow her on Twitter at @Dsinghx.

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