Montgomery County officials say there’s been minimal demand for county funds, but others say that’s because the county didn’t make it easily available to renters.
If enacted, the proposal would be one of the most aggressive rent control policies in the country, applying to new construction.
Jessica Thomasson of North Dakota’s Department of Human Services talks about the logistical challenges and the need for outreach.
In hard-hit L.A., only about 15% of the city’s current rent relief funding has reached households in need.
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.
The local program recently eliminated landlord participation as a requirement for renters to receive funding, so the payments can go directly to renters.
More than 400 programs are in place to distribute nearly $50 billion in aid to tenants who've fallen behind.
Even though hundreds of millions in aid from the CARES Act went unspent.