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Just $3 billion in rent relief has gone out, with CDC eviction ban set to end

Jul 23, 2021
More rental assistance was distributed in June than in the previous three months combined, but it's still a small fraction of the nearly $50 billion Congress approved.
Demonstrators march in the street during a "Cancel Rent and Mortgages" rally in June 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Houston officials are handing out rent relief, but not all landlords are signing up

May 31, 2021
The local program recently eliminated landlord participation as a requirement for renters to receive funding, so the payments can go directly to renters.
With the CDC eviction order set to expire at the end of June, renters are scrambling to pull together back rent.
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As another month's rent comes due, appropriated relief is finally making its way to tenants

May 28, 2021
More than 400 programs are in place to distribute nearly $50 billion in aid to tenants who've fallen behind.
After more than a year of this pandemic, many tenants have fallen behind and are struggling to pay rent.
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More relief is on the way for renters who've fallen behind

Dec 21, 2020
Even though hundreds of millions in aid from the CARES Act went unspent.
Demonstrators call for rent and mortgage cancellation during a Minneapolis rally in June. The new relief bill in Congress provides funds for rental assistance.
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