What is the purpose of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)?

The Program provides rental assistance for qualifying renter households to prevent housing instability, potential eviction, and financial hardships for tenants and landlords due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the past 20 months, the State of Colorado, through the Emergency Rental
Assistance Program, has assisted more than 36,000 households. The program's goal has been to mitigate the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people who were at an increased risk of losing their housing due to challenges with paying rent, as many people found their jobs eliminated or paused. This one-time, short-term, temporary program kept people housed and allowed landlords to catch up on their rent payments.