ERA Cycle 4 Application Period Closes on August 31, 2022
Hagåtña, Guam – The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration reminds those who are struggling to meet rental and utility obligations, and facing financial hardship caused by the pandemic, to apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program before the close of Cycle 4 on August 31, 2022. The ERA Program had temporarily paused accepting new applications to process those received, and has reopened the current application period.
“To date, our administration has delivered $18.3 million in rental and utility assistance to support over 4,000 households in need of the relief available through the ERA Program,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “With more than $14 million distributed in rental and displacement aid, and over $4 million in utility assistance, we remain steadfast in our commitment to deliver relief and secure housing as we progress on the road to recovery.”
“Over 7,100 people in our community to date have sought and received assistance through the ERA Program, which continues to provide meaningful support to those in need of rental and utility relief,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “The deadline for ERA Cycle 4 is fast approaching, so we encourage those in need of financial aid to apply today at doa.guam.gov.”
Individuals may apply online at doa.guam.gov or pick up a hardcopy application at the ERA office on the 2nd floor of the ITC building in Tamuning or at the Government of Guam Relief Center on the 3rd floor of the Bank of Hawaii building in Hagåtña. Applicants can also submit their pre-applications at the ERA Program office or at the Government of Guam Relief Center. ERA allocations are paid directly to landlords and utility companies on behalf of renters. Combined assistance of rent, rent arrears, utility, and utility arrears is available for a maximum of 15 months incurred from March 2020 to present. Applicants who have not exhausted 15 months of assistance may be eligible for Continuance of Assistance. Prior-approved ERA recipients in need of additional assistance must submit a Continuance of Assistance Request Form, available at doa.guam.gov to the ERA Program for assessment. The ERA Program closes on September 30, 2022.