Millions of dollars are available to Rhode Islanders who are behind on their rent or utility bills.
The money will be coming from the Federal Emergency Assistance Program called Rent Relief R.I.
The money will also be available for landlords behind on mortgages.
Governor Dan McKee joined Senator Jack Reed on Friday to urge residents to sign up.
McKee stated, “This could be the difference between families getting stay, you know, to be able to stay in their homes, and families not knowing where they’ll be sleeping tonight.”
The eviction moratorium is set to end at the end of June, so make sure you don’t miss out on these programs.
Meanwhile, the White House made clear on Friday that President Biden was opposed to letting the federal gas tax rise at the rate of inflation to help pay for an infrastructure package.
The gas tax increase was part of an early package that called for $579 billion in new spending on roads, bridges, rail, and public transit.
It’s still unclear if it will make the final cut and the White House seems intent on making sure it doesn’t.
White House Spokesman Andrew Bates said, “After the extraordinarily hard times that ordinary Americans endured in 2020 he is simply not going to allow Congress to raise taxes on those who suffered the most.”
According to AP News, “the federal gas tax stands at 18.4 cents a gallon and has not increased since 1993.”
This is such great news especially since it seems that almost all prices are skyrocketing right now.
And finally, millions of Americans are about to get new stimulus payments starting in July.
It is the first part of the expanded Federal Child Tax Credit that was increased up to $3,600 for each eligible child.
Families will get $250 to $300 per child, per month, until the end of the year.
These payments are quite different than the 169 million stimulus checks that went out in March.