How Stimulus Money is Going into Rental Assistance Programs

Andrew Cartwright
3 min readFeb 22, 2022
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Okay so we have all new rental assistance programs now available. A lot of good news comes almost daily, if you know where to find it, and paying rent is one of the number one things Americans struggle with. This one, in particular, is a new one just announced by House and Senate lawmakers.

With the cost of living so high, these rental assistance programs are a godsend.

Find out about that new rental assistance program, now one rental assistance program was just put on pause, and how a bunch of new funds just came in for the sake of rental assistance.

Lawmakers from both the House and Senate just announced a relief plan for rental assistance fund.

Basically, one state’s depleted Emergency Rental Assistance Program is being restored and thousands of folks whose incomes were affected by the pandemic can now get rental assistance yet again.

Philadelphia Senators Vincent Hughes, Art Haywood and Nikil Saval, as well as Elizabeth Fiedler, Rick Krajewski and Sara Innamorato, met with housing experts from different counties to discuss their $500 million legislation. This rental assistance program will help tens of thousands of folks in the state.

Hughes said: “President Biden, Vice President Harris and Congressional Democrats made providing rental assistance to low- and middle- income families a top priority through two COVID-related bills; unfortunately, the need for assistance has far outpaced available funds,

Our proposal is tailored to get additional resources to those communities where the need is greatest and there is the greatest number of applications without funding.”

Helen Gym. a Philadelphia City Councilmember, says it’s “unconscionable” for the state to “sit on” the biggest surplus in state history during a time when communities are struggling with the aftermath of the pandemic.

So, all in all, this is great news for the people of Pennsylvania. Let me know what you think of this new rental assistance program.

Meanwhile, Sonoma County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which has provided almost $25 million in direct assistance to more than 2,100 households since early last year, has come…

Andrew Cartwright

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