The Department of Administration’s (DOA) Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program launched March 3, 2021 to assist households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic that are unable to pay rent and utilities. The ERA program services have been expanded to provide broader rental and utility assistance, easier access, and promote housing stability throughout the island. Since March 2021, the Guam Emergency Rental Assistance has distributed historic amounts of rental assistance to meet the unprecedented need created by the pandemic. The need for this critical assistance continues.
The ERA program has proven to be more than effective for many of our families within our properties. Unfortunately, many of them had faced what many of the world was going through, evictions. Because of this program, our families were able to continue to provide a roof over their head for their children without having to worry about being homeless. It gave our families a 2nd chance.
I will highly recommend the program as they have been absolutely helpful in assisting our tenants to maintain their homes during these difficult circumstances.
Displacement & Relocation Assistance
As of 06/06/2023
I would definitely recommend the program to anyone who is in need. The program came to me in a time I was financially struggling in life. Thank you for your assistance ERA and to your wonderful staff behind the scenes keeping the wheels turning.
I was assisted for 18 Months. The program has helped me minimize the challenges I have been going through for a long time. I will highly recommend the program.
I lost some hours when I tested positive for COVID which caused me to fall behind on rent and utilities. I was previously under assistance with Catholic Social Services that helped me with my rent and utilities but the program ran out of funding. I learned about the ERA program through the news. I was on the verge of homelessness because my CSS assistance was coming to an end. The ERA program has been very helpful. They have given me resources which helped me successfully find a place. I still experience challenges because of the pandemic with everything being so expensive. I am living paycheck to paycheck, but because I qualified for the ERA program, I am not struggling to figure out how to pay rent and utilities. I am relieved to have the assistance because it allows me to look forward to a more positive outcome in the end where I will be able to be self sufficient.
ERA helped me with both rent and utilities. We were unable to pay and the program allowed us to get back on our feet. Even today, the program is helping me as I am trying to catch up with everything (especially since my wife passed). It has been rough, but the program is awesome and I am grateful.
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The Tenant household must meet the following criteria:
1. Experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship, directly or indirectly, during COVID-19; and,
2. Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and,
3. To be eligible, the combined income of all persons in the household must fall at or below 80% Area Median Income (AMI). Please see the updated AMI chart below.
How to Apply:
Mon – Fri
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
590 SMarine Corps Dr ITC Building STE 219 Tamuning, Guam