Building Local Institutional Capacity: Lessons Learned from the Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Published On October 7, 2022
Author: Elizabeth Kneebone
The paper draws on interviews with 41 stakeholders with insights into the design and distribution of emergency rental assistance funding at the local level and how local institutional and nonprofit capacity shaped decision-making. These findings inform key lessons to not only improve the implementation of future emergency response efforts, but also advance longer-term systemic reforms to improve the delivery and uptake of programs more broadly.