By Pacific Island Times News Staff
The sixth cycle of Guam's Emergency Rental Assistance, or ERA, Program remains open for new applications from individuals and families facing financial challenges as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the governor's office.
“The ERA Program has supported the housing stability of our island community with more than 10,296 households in combined rental and utility relief assistance,” Lt. Gov. Joshua Tenorio said. “To date, the program has paid out a total of $35 million islandwide in rent, power, water and trash removal.”
To date, nearly $8.5 million in utility payments have been made on behalf of rental households, while a total of $2.8 million in displacement and relocation plus other assistance costs have benefitted affected individuals and families.
The program can provide financial relief assistance for up to 18 months based on qualifying needs.
ERA urges those needing support or continued assistance to apply online at doa.guam.gov. Applicants can also seek in-person assistance at the Emergency Rental Assistance Office, 2nd floor Suite 219 in the ITC building in Tamuning or at the Guam Relief Center, 3rd Floor in the Bank of Hawaii building.