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    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – The CDC’s eviction moratorium ends on June 30, making Tuesday a 30-day notice for renters. READ MORE: Body Found In Kiski Township A total of $847 million was distributed to the state’s 67 counties to help Pennsylvanians pay for rent and utilities. READ MORE: Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge Hospitalized After Stroke The...
    NEW YORK - More than 4 million people say they fear being evicted or foreclosed upon in the coming months just as two studies released Wednesday found that the nation's housing availability and affordability crisis is expected to worsen significantly following the pandemic. The studies come as a federal eviction moratorium is set to expire at the end of...
    Ronel Remy, an organizer with City Life/Vida Urbana, speaks during a "Rally to Stop Evictions and Foreclosures" at the Boston Common Fountain in Boston on Oct. 11, 2020.Matthew J. Lee | Boston Globe | Getty Images Many of the more than 10 million Americans who remain behind on their rent will be at risk of eviction when the Centers for...
    Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards For months, renter Sabrina Floyd waited with to hear if she and her family were approved for help from the Clark County rental assistance program in Las Vegas. She'd often ask her caseworker for updates, and would get the same reply: "Thank you for your continued patience during these hard times," the email said. "We...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — For those having trouble paying the rent, help is on the way. The City of Chicago is handing out nearly $80 million in emergency rental assistance. Tenants and landlords impacted by the COVID-19 shutdown can apply for up to 15 months of assistance. READ MORE: Metra Union-Pacific Northwest Service Halted Near Gladstone Park After Person Is Hit By...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Housing announced $79.8 million in housing rental assistance.The Emergency Rental Assistance Program will provide up to 15 months of rental assistance for renters and landlords impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns, according to the office of Mayor Lightfoot.According to the statement, Chicago's ERAP as well as other country and state assistance...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Housing announced $79.8 million in housing rental assistance.The Emergency Rental Assistance Program will provide up to 15 months of rental assistance for renters and landlords impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns, according to the office of Mayor Lightfoot.According to the statement, Chicago's ERAP as well as other country and state assistance...
    CHICAGO (CBS)-– Struggling to pay rent or utility bills? Application for Chicago’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program are now open through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday June 8. READ MORE: At Least 12 Killed, 43 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago The ERAP will provide grants for up to 12 months of unpaid rent as well as three months of future rent...
    Advocates for both tenants and landlords in Minnesota want a smooth transition back to a pre-pandemic rental market — a process that’s come to be referred to as an “off-ramp” to the state’s eviction moratorium.  And the hundreds of millions of dollars sent to Minnesota by the federal government — first under the COVID Relief Act and then via the...
                        More than $800 million in federal funds have been accepted by the Florida Legislature to provide Floridians rental assistance through the website, OURFlorida.com. The site began accepting applications last week. The “OUR,” standing for Opportunities for Utilities and Rental Assistance, is available to all Floridians. Both tenants and...
    Olga Kaya | iStock | Getty Images There are now more than 360 programs across the country providing money to renters who've fallen behind because of the coronavirus pandemic. The funds total more than $45 billion and have been allocated by Congress in the last two major stimulus packages in the hopes of clearing up the country's enormous rental arrears....
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. JB Pritzker said Monday he will be phasing out the statewide moratorium on evictions by August, as he announced the launch of a $1.5 billion rental relief program for Illinois. “We will work with our partners to bring an end to the eviction moratorium in August, with a gradual phase out over the next few months,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Governor JB Pritzker signed a major expansion to the Illinois rental relief program in law Monday.The Illinois Rental Payment Program will provide relief for 120,000 households. In addition to the $1.5 billion for rental assistance, $400 million will be provided for mortgage assistance.According to the website of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, the program is for households...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Governor Larry Hogan announced an additional $192.9 million in funding has been awarded to local jurisdictions through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, according to Governor Hogan’s office. These federal funds will support local Maryland Eviction Prevention Partnership initiatives that help tenants that are unable to pay rent due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. READ...
    Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday rolled out the first part of an enormous economic recovery package, hoping to help Californians bounce back as the pandemic begins to wane. One element of his $100 billion economic stimulus plan: a proposal to hand out a total of $8 billion in new $600 stimulus payments to millions of Californians. If approved by the...
    Congress has passed $46 billion in emergency rental assistance as part of COVID-19 relief, yet millions of renters could face eviction when a federal eviction moratorium expires on June 30—or much sooner, if more courts uphold a judge's decision striking down the moratorium Wednesday. While the federal government has gotten most of the money to the states, state and local governments are...
    Rental property owners from across the state could soon have access to hundreds of millions of federal tax dollars to cover rent their tenants aren’t paying because of an ongoing eviction moratorium, but some worry a measure headed to the governor could cause other issues. For weeks, the Illinois Housing Development Authority has said they’re working to launch the...
    ST. PAUL (WCCO) — Gov. Tim Walz on Friday announced the launch of a multi-million dollar program to help Minnesotans behind on rent pay their past-due bills, but a top official at the state’s housing agency said it’s not yet clear when the first payments will be sent. The December COVID relief package sent $375 million to Minnesota for rental...
    Rental property owners in Illinois have been put on the back burner again as a state agency with hundreds of millions of federal tax dollars in wait pushes back the launch of a program providing assistance. On Monday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker defended the ongoing eviction moratorium, saying people lost their jobs during the pandemic. “It was not right...
    An estimated 8.8 million Americans are behind on their rent, according the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. While relief efforts have staved off some of the housing crisis, rent is still going to come due. The federal government has approved two rounds of rental assistance, worth more than $46 billion total, that is slowly making its way to renters. Additionally, the...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — People who are struggling to pay their bills can now apply for financial assistance for their utilities. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Monday Warm-Up Ahead Of Dropping Temperatures Applications are now being accepted for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. READ MORE: Year Up Program Offering Pittsburgh Housing Authority Residents Skills Training, Internships Almost $850...
    Matthew Turner (on the right) and his husband, Gerard.Photo: Matthew Turner Since Matthew Turner was laid off in October, he estimates he's applied to close to 600 jobs, with no luck. Nearly as difficult has been his hunt for rental assistance. Turner's contacted many local organizations in North Carolina where he lives, but has been denied or left on waitlists...
    More than $400 million for rental assistance is heading to Minnesota from the COVID relief act passed by Congress in December. Additional money — at least $152 million — is promised by the American Rescue Plan passed in March. Soon, under a pending state program, residents behind in rent who meet certain income thresholds could have that back rent paid...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff GREENSBURG (KDKA) — An emergency program is now up and running to help people in Westmoreland County who are struggling to pay their rent or utility bills. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Penguins To Host Military Appreciate Game On April 30 Nearly $13 million is available under the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Eligible households must have an income...
    SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — San Bernardino County Friday announced a new emergency rental assistance program to provide rental and utility assistance to residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program, funded by the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and run in conjunction with Inland SoCal 211+, will provide up to 12 months of back rent and/or prospective rent payments,...
    More than a year after the pandemic idled millions of workers and slashed household incomes, help at long last is coming to low-income Californians facing a mountain of back rent. The solution until now has been to freeze evictions. That kept millions of stressed renters in their homes, but it didn’t free them from paying all that rent down the...
    BURBANK (CBSLA) — Starting Monday, Burbank residents could apply for the city’s program to provide emergency rent assistance and utility payments to low-income renters impacted by the COVID pandemic. Renters who have been hit hard by the pandemic can receive up to $1,000 per month for three months through the Burbank Rental Assistance Program. READ MORE: Riverside Expanding Vaccine Eligibility...
    The Georgia Department of Community Affairs(DCA) has released an update that the CDC Eviction Moratorium has been extended until June 30, 2021. Under the extension, no one should be evicted solely for non-payment of rent until that date. Some local communities in Georgia are offering rental assistance with the CARES...
    A program in Oakland to help those struggling to pay rent or utilities in the wake of the COVID-19 economic fallout is now available. The city launched on Thursday its Keep Oakland Housed Emergency Rental Assistance Program to help tenants who have accumulated debt for late rent or utility payments. Oakland officials will work with organizations including Bay Area Community...
    FAIRFAX (KPIX 5) – A retired Fairfax man is volunteering seven days a week, coming up with new and creative ways to help his North Bay neighbors stay afloat. 82-year-old Jack Hayes spent his career as a Sonoma County schools superintendent, and executive director of the California Interscholastic Federation that oversees high school sports. READ MORE: Days Like This Help:...
    USDA Press Release: Yesterday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended the eviction moratorium to affected multifamily housing residents through June 30, 2021. This halt in residential evictions allows the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to extend relief to the hundreds-of-thousands of Americans who rely on USDA-supported...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last July that New York would spend $100 million in federal coronavirus relief to help cash-strapped tenants pay months of back rent and avert evictions. By the end of October, the state had doled out only about $40 million, reaching 15,000 of the nearly 100,000 people looking for help. More than 57,000 applicants were denied because of criteria set...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Renters in Los Angeles can now apply for up to $10,000 in rent relief through the city's $259 million COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance program.This second round of rental assistance, which was approved by the City Council unanimously on March 2, opened up on Tuesday. The relief program uses federal and state government funding to help about...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Help is on the way for Miami residents who have been hit hard by the pandemic and are behind on their rent. The City of Miami has launched the Emergency Rental Assistance program (ERA) 2021, It’s aimed at stabilizing rental households by helping income-eligible renters within the city’s limits who are past due in rent or have...
    New York : Latino communities have been among the most affected by the crisis caused by the pandemic. Photo: VALERIE MACON / . With a decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the government of the president Joe biden extended the eviction moratorium to June 30. The director of the CDC, Rochelle...
    Miami : As of this Monday, March 29, the city of Miami begins accepting applications for a new assistance program for the payment of rent and services. The program provides financial assistance not only for rent, but also to pay for services such as electricity, water, and sewer. The program is possible with approximately $ 14.1 million in federal...
    SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA) – Santa Clarita residents struggling to cover their rent because of the COVID-19 pandemic will soon have an opportunity to get some help. The city of Santa Clarita announced Wednesday that it will launch a $6.3 million rental assistance program beginning April 1. READ MORE: Police: Otis Porter Of Riverside Called 911 To Report He Fatally Stabbed...
    Boulder Colorado shooting: 10 dead in a mass shooting at a grocery store -- and another communitys peace is shattered Drugmakers brace for a rare Washington loss THE MONEYIST Dear Moneyist, Load Error Twenty-five years ago, I was renting a duplex home and I was experiencing economic hardship. While waiting for Section 8 to help cover...
    Dear Moneyist, Twenty-five years ago I was renting a duplex home and I was experiencing economic hardship. While waiting for Section 8 to help cover two months rent, I kept paying what I could. I was also a single mother of two children with child support that was missed by the father. The manager at the time was not very...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Rental assistance is on the way for Michiganders facing financial hardships due to COVID-19. $622 million will go toward the Covid Emergency Rental Assistance Program according to state officials. READ MORE: Months After Losing Sister In Harper Woods Jail, Woman Loses Home In Fire $560 million of that money comes from the federal coronavirus relief package passed...
    If you’re a Georgia renter who has fallen behind on rent payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may qualify for assistance. The Georgia Rental Assistance Program can provide up to 15 months of rental assistance and utility assistance, paid directly to landlords and service providers on behalf of tenants....
    Mississippi is the second state to open up vaccines for all residents 16 and up. Heres what other states are doing EPA finalizes rule aimed at reducing smog pollution across state lines The $1.9 trillion stimulus package that President Joe Biden signed into law Thursday includes close to $50 billion in housing assistance to struggling renters, homeowners and...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Angelenos struggling to cover their rent because of issues brought on by coronavirus pandemic will soon be able to apply for help through a massive $235 million rental assistance program. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program, made up of state and federal funds, will open its application window on March 30, the city of Los Angeles Housing...
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