The Emergency Rental Assistance program (ERA) has distributed at least $2.5 billion in the state of Texas with $1.9 billion going through the State’s own Texas Rent Relief program. The speed at which TRR has been able to operate is exactly what is needed to help vulnerable households as quickly as possible, however there are other factors to consider while carefully distributing this funds.
On this episode of A Little Louder, John explores issues we have heard personally, as well as in the media, regarding the Texas Rent Relief program. While it has been stellar in distributing funds rapidly, how can they improve accuracy and targeting? And how can we ensure that those seeking help aren’t lost in the shuffle and displaced from their homes?
We’re joined by Texas Housers’ eviction prevention specialist Tori Tavormina and research analyst Erin Hahn to learn more
You can listen to Episode 44: ‘Issues with Texas Rent Relief’ below or wherever you get your podcasts.