Making the Most of the American Rescue Plan: A Guide to the Funding That Impacts People Experiencing Homelessness [open pdf - 353KB]
From the Document: "President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act on March 11, 2021, in response to the economic crisis catalyzed by the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic. The relief legislation offers more than $1.9 trillion in help for individuals, families, and businesses. It includes $21.6 billion in emergency rental assistance for households struggling to pay rent and utilities. Many of the law's provisions can be used to help people who are currently or at risk of experiencing homelessness. These resources provide communities with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to innovate and improve existing systems and should target the most vulnerable people, including those living with disabilities and those living unsheltered. 'This guide provides a snapshot of key provisions in the American Rescue Plan that are applicable to the work of USICH [United States Interagency Council on Homelessness] and beneficial to the communities we serve.'"
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness: https://www.usich.gov/