On December 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (H.R. 133) became law. This relief package includes $25 billion for emergency rental assistance, of which $161 million was allocated to the State of Louisiana to provide assistance in 57 parishes.
The state-administered ERAP program, funded by the U.S. Treasury, uses a two-pronged implementation approach for meeting the continued needs of renters and landlords impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Louisiana Housing Corporation, in partnership with the State of Louisiana Office of Community Development, is administering the program in 57 Louisiana parishes with a funding allocation of $161 million per the recent federal COVID relief legislation.
The following local governments have received $59 million in relief funds directly from the U.S. Treasury Department and are administering their own local programs: Caddo, Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson, Lafayette, Orleans, and St. Tammany parishes.