The Louisiana Emergency Rental Assistance Program is now closed and all funds have been disbursed.

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Assistance to renters and landlords seeking financial assistance with rent or utilities due to COVID-19

This program provided emergency rental and utility assistance to Louisiana residents who experienced housing instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The application period for the Louisiana Emergency Rental Assistance Program has closed

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Program Stats

As of 8 a.m. on May 30, 2023


Applications started


Applications submitted


Utility payments requested


Tenants approved for rent payment totaling $160,291,302.93


In Rental & Utility assistance paid to applicants

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The application period has closed.

This program provided assistance for:

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Forward Rent

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The application period has closed.


Eligible Renters

  • Live in one of 57 parishes covered by the program

  • At least one individual in the household qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due to or during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Received a past due rent notice, past due utility notice, or an eviction notice or is experiencing housing instability

  • Household income does not exceed 80% of area median income limit (AMI)

    Program payments cannot exceed 120% Fair Market Rent (FMR) values for your parish. To learn more, click here.

Eligible Landlords

  • Will not evict the tenant for past due rent prior to April 2020

  • Will not evict the tenant for at least 60 days after assistance ends unless eviction is for cause

  • Will forgive all penalties, interest and court costs related to rent incurred between April 2020 and date of remittance of program rental assistance, with the exception of late fees up to $100 per month, as prescribed within current lease terms