SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s eviction moratorium ends Friday. But tenants with unpaid rent can still stay in their homes beyond that date if they apply for assistance from the state. California is using billions of federal dollars to pay off up to 18 months of most people’s rent dating back to April 2020. That
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The Treasury Department says there’s been good progress in the distribution of rental assistance to help avert evictions. More than 16.5% of the tens of billions of dollars in federal assistance reached tenants in August, compared with 11% a month earlier. The latest data from the department that oversees the program shows that the pace
Progressive lawmakers have introduced a bill that would reimpose a nationwide eviction moratorium that lapsed last month. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri say their bill would direct the secretary of Health and Human Services to implement a ban on evictions in response to COVID-19. It would remain in effect
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The knock on the door that Kristen Bigogno has long dreaded finally arrived Friday — two St. Louis deputies came to evict her, joined by a couple of other men there to change the locks on the apartment. The eviction was months in the making, but also fast: The judgment against
CHALMETTE, La. (AP) — Some of the hardest-hit victims left in deadly Hurricane Ida’s wake are Louisiana residents already devastated by the pandemic. Many impoverished people, especially those of color, already lost livelihoods. They were on the brink before Ida and don’t know how they’ll rebound. One such woman is Natasha Blunt. She lost her
CHALMETTE, La. (AP) — Some of the hardest-hit victims left in deadly Hurricane Ida’s wake are Louisiana residents already devastated by the pandemic. Many impoverished people, especially those of color, already lost livelihoods. They were on the brink even before Ida and don’t know how they’ll rebound. One such woman is Natasha Blunt. She lost
The Biden administration believes the U.S. economy is strong enough not to be rattled by evictions or the drop in unemployment benefits.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Day 2021 represents a perilous crossroads for millions of Americans. Two primary anchors of the government’s COVID protection package are ending or have recently ended. The $300 weekly jobless benefit boost will stop Monday, affecting an estimated 8.9 million people. A federal eviction moratorium already has expired. While other aspects of
The Emergency Rental Assistance program makes up to $46.5 billion in aid available, but the Treasury Department said, so far, state and local programs have only spent $5.1 billion.
The Supreme Court is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.