Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Debuts New Rental Assistance Finder
By Office of Communication
Posted on July 28, 2021, July 28, 2021

Emergency Rental Assistance

The federal government is conducting an all-out push to make sure tenants and landlords take advantage of the historic funding for emergency rental assistance to help cover rent, utilities, and other housing costs and keep people in their homes.

On July 28, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) debuted a new look up tool ( that allows renters and landlords to find information on rental assistance in their area.

Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, billions of dollars in federal rental assistance is reaching renters behind on housing costs, as well as landlords who have struggled during the pandemic. These programs are run locally, and right now emergency rental assistance is available across the country.

The City of Arlington is accepting applications from Arlington tenants who have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and are unable to pay past due rent and utilities or have become homeless. Please visit the Arlington Housing Authority website to determine if you might be eligible for assistance and to access an application, which is available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Tarrant County is also working to easily connect residents in need of rent assistance with available resources. The County recently launched, a new screening website.

In June 2021, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) extended the eviction moratorium to July 31, 2021. For more general information about the Emergency Rental Assistance program, visit the unified federal housing assistance portal hosted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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