ERA Survey Fact Sheet

National CAPACD ERA Survey Fact Sheet  

Last month, National CAPACD conducted a survey of our membership to assess the impact of the Eviction Moratorium and Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program. A total of 26 organizations in 13 states and 20 Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSAs) responded to the survey, including 20% that are housing counseling agencies, 19% that are community organizing groups. Since the first phase of the ERA program, National CAPACD members have been working with their local and state agencies to conduct in-language outreach, supporting renters with applying for assistance, providing interpretation services, advocating for renters in negotiations with landlords, and translating and deploying information and resources on its implementation as it becomes available. The findings confirm that many communities have not been sufficiently protected by the Centers for Disease Control’s Eviction Moratorium for reasons ranging from language access and egregious landlords looking to push tenants out of their homes, to smaller landlords not understanding the program. A summary of our findings is included below. 

Issue #1: Challenges to Accessing ERA Programs

Issue #2: Continued Evictions Despite the Eviction Moratorium

Issue #3: Contentious Relationship Between Landlords and Tenants

Issue #4: Barriers for Homeowners with rental units or “Smaller” Landlords

Issue #5: Only Renters Immediately Facing Eviction are Eligible

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About National CAPACD

National CAPACD is a coalition of more than 100 local organizations spanning 21 states and the Pacific Islands that advocate for and organize low-income Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and neighborhoods. We are a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Counseling intermediary, and support an array of economic justice services, community organizing, and leadership development among our member organizations that are working to reach thousands of low income renters in most of the major metropolitan areas every day. These organizations offer culturally and linguistically competent services in more than 30 languages. In 2020, National CAPACD members collectively raised nearly $25 million in mutual aid assistance that was deployed to community members to preserve their housing as well as meet other needs. For more information, please contact