Help Residents Access Rental Assistance

Disaster Response

NAHB has actively advocated for emergency rental assistance to help ensure those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are able to remain in their homes, and to protect the viability and stability of the rental housing industry. The Treasury Department has dispersed more than $46 billion in rental assistance this year, with the most recent round of funding expediting access to relief to both landlords and tenants.

Landlords can help connect tenants with necessary funding to help ensure that their payments are current, especially ahead of eviction moratoria expirations. To assist in outreach, NAHB is providing a sample script that landlords can use to contact tenants and walk them through the steps to apply for assistance and/or request permission to apply on their behalf. The script, and other multifamily COVID resources, can be found on

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