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Cities and states launch emergency rent relief programs

Friday, April 10, 2020

State and city governments have started announcing efforts to funnel millions of dollars into new rental assistance programs aimed at dealing with unpaid rent amid the economic downturn resulting from the coronavirus pandemic…

The rental assistance funding is coming from reallocated money that's already part of Washington, DC's budget, according to Richard Livingston, spokesman for DCHD. He told CNN that the program is in its infancy and officials will launch the program with eligibility requirements later this month.

Livingston also noted that more rental assistance funding could be down the pipeline once the city receives its funds from the $2.2 trillion federal stimulus package.

CNN/Kelly Mena


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