What is the purpose of ERAP?

The Program provides rental assistance on behalf of qualifying renter households to prevent housing instability, potential eviction, and financial hardships for tenants and landlords as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the past 20 months, the State of Colorado through the Emergency Rental
Assistance Program has provided assistance to more than 36,000 households. The goal
of the program 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.