Many tenants across the United States have been feeling the weight of their ever-increasing rental payments during this pandemic-ridden year. The continual rent hikes, eviction threats, and the looming economic uncertainty have been putting immense stress on tenants and renters alike, leaving them feeling helpless and frustrated. However, there may be some good news on the horizon. As the world of rental properties adjusts to the uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic, rental prices in many different cities are starting to subside. According to a recent report from the Wall Street Journal, “after nearly a year of pandemic-driven increases, the federal government is piloting a program that could ease the burden of rent for millions of Americans living in rental housing around the country.” The government program, known as the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), is providing much needed financial support to low-income tenants who are desperately seeking help during these trying times. Through ERAP, tenants can receive rent assistance from the federal government, which can be used to pay off rents that have been due since the start of pandemic in March. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program is also offering emergency assistance to landlords to ensure that they receive rent payments from their tenants. By providing this critical financial aid, tenants and landlords can begin to work together to find more stable housing arrangements in the months to come. With the additional aid and assistance from the government, many tenants are finding that their rental agreement terms have become more flexible or even reduced, providing much welcomed relief. With the removal of the threat of eviction and the relaxation of special restrictions, tenants can now breathe a little easier knowing that their rental agreement is a bit more secure. This pandemic has been an incredibly trying time for many, but thankfully help in the rental market seems to be on the horizon. The new Emergency Rental Assistance Program is helping to provide much needed relief for tenants as well as landlords and it is finally giving tenants a much needed break.