Stamford Advocate

Feds: Most rental assistance has not gone out


Only 11 percent of the tens of billions of dollars in federal rent assistance meant to help tenants around the country avoid eviction has been distribute­d. The latest data from the Treasury Department, which oversees the program, shows that the pace of distributi­on increased in July over June and that nearly a million households have been helped. But with landlords challengin­g a federal eviction moratorium in court, the concern is that a wave of evictions will happen before much of the assistance has been distribute­d. Lawmakers approved $46.5 billion in spending on rental assistance and most states are now distributi­ng the first tranche of $25 billion.

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