Greensboro Emergency Rental Assistance Program Status Report

Posted By: Jon Lowder Blog,

On June 11, 2021 the city of Greensboro provided a status report on its Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). You can find the full update here, and below are some highlights.

Current ERAP Numbers (as of June 10)

• Of the original ERAP funding allotted to Greensboro, $4,277,580 in direct assistance has been received by Greensboro 
 Number of applications submitted for ERAP assistance – 6,008
 Total number of households who received ERAP assistance – 1,082 (majority of the remaining 4926 applications are in various stages of completion)
 Number of applications approved for rental assistance only – 1,024
     ~ Average amount approved - $4,026.76
 Number of applications approved for utility assistance only – 58
     ~ Average amount approved - $318
 Of the households who received ERAP assistance:
     ~ 60 percent were below 30 percent of Area Median Income (AMI) – or average Greensboro household income
     ~18 percent were below 50 percent of AMI
     ~ 22 percent were below 80 percent of AMI
 Households with members who were unemployed at the time of application – 67 percent
 Households who had received an eviction notice at or before the time of application – 63 percent