Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA 2)
The Emergency Rental Assistance program made funding available to assist households unable to pay rent or utilities due to COVID-19 hardship. Opened April 19, 2022 and closed September 1, 2022 at 5 PM
Notice: The program to submit applications for Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA2) through St. Louis City and County is closed as of September 1, 2022 at 5pm CST.
If you applied prior to September 1, 2022, your application will be reviewed in the order it was submitted. Applications submitted at any point are still subject to eligibility review and available programmatic funding.
Applicants who did not apply for ERA2 are encouraged to apply to Missouri's State Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which is currently accepting applications.
The Emergency Rental Assistance program made funding available to assist households that were unable to pay rent or utilities due to a COVID-19 hardship.
The City of St. Louis and St. Louis County partnered with a company called LiveStories to distribute rental and utility assistance to eligible households. All applications for assistance were submitted through the FORWARD portal, a program operated by LiveStories.
The funding made available under this program was used to make direct payments to landlords/utility providers on behalf of qualifying tenants.
Applications for assistance opened Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 10am CDT and closed Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 5pm CDT.
Find data on funds distribution, households served, and demographics on the program data dashboard.
All applications were processed by our partner agency, LiveStories.
- Online: The online application closed on September 1, 2022.
- Over the phone
If you need help with an application you already submitted, please email us at FORWARDfirstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-855-582-3973.