NNIP Showcase, Part 3 - Leaders Listen Transportation Survey: Bringing Passenger Rail Back to Columbus

Presentation by Urban Institute
November 10, 2023

Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC)   (Columbus)

Building a Better RAFT: Improving Access to Emergency Rental Assistance in Massachusetts

Brandon Stanaway, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

When the eviction moratoria enacted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic ended, existing and newly established emergency rental assistance programs were allocated substantial federal funds, relaxed eligibility requirements, and increased dollar award amounts. MAPC evaluated the efficiency of these expanded programs, centering the experiences of community-based organizations, which connected residents to funds. Our findings demonstrate the value of building CBOs more formally into program administration, and highlight critical gaps in program design and implementation, including a disconnect between the people in need of emergency rental assistance and those who can access it, a lack of data on application outcomes, and critical barriers tenants faced during the application process.

This is the presentation for the NNIP Showcase, Part 3 session at the NNIP November 2023 partners meeting.

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NNIP Partners Meeting, November 2023