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Treasury distributes $6.1 billion to assist renters and landlords through emergency Rental Assistance Program


This news story was published on May 22, 2021.
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WASHINGTON – Friday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it has distributed $6.1 billion through the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program in less than two weeks since $21.6 billion was allocated to the program. A part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s American Rescue Plan, this $21.6 billion ERA program was allocated to prevent evictions and ensure basic housing security for millions of Americans impacted by the affordable housing challenges exacerbated by COVID-19.

Nearly 7 million Americans reported being behind on rent in the second half of April 2021, and more than 40 percent of those renters worry that they could be evicted sometime in the next two months. There are almost 12 million Americans who lack confidence that they can make next month’s rent. Evictions can have long-lasting consequences for families—potentially disrupting school, worsening health, displacing neighborhood networks of support, and making it more difficult to find safe, affordable housing in the future.

“The pandemic has exacerbated America’s already severe housing affordability crisis, threatening the security and livelihoods of families and landlords through no fault of their own,” said Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo. “Treasury is committed to providing direct, rapid support to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and addressing the deep disparities in our housing systems that threaten our economic recovery.”

This support will benefit both renters and landlords and make sure states and localities that have moved quickly to address housing affordability challenges wrought by the public health emergency and its negative economic impacts in their areas will continue to have the resources they need to serve their communities.

Treasury will continue to distribute ERA funds in the coming months.

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30 Responses to Treasury distributes $6.1 billion to assist renters and landlords through emergency Rental Assistance Program

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 25, 2021 at 9:13 am

    Biden is the most incompetent man to ever live in the White House.BLM is the biggest cause of racism in the country today.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 24, 2021 at 8:45 am

    BLM is trash, thugs, drug dealers! No room for that crap in my house. ALL LIVES MATTER!!

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 24, 2021 at 8:44 am

    America has a record 8.1 million job openings. It’s an incentive shortage. “No one wants to work.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 24, 2021 at 8:43 am

    Democrats are now funding the corrupted politicians in El Salvador. These politicians have stolen millions of dollars from US (Usaid ) all they want is to overthrow the current government.

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 23, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    TRUTH is hard to deal with if you are a DemoRAT making ur living off the shit conditions of those who believe in that socialist garbage and scraps the federal government throws at them.

    • Joe Reply Report comment

      May 23, 2021 at 8:10 pm

      they seem happy and content

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 23, 2021 at 8:29 pm

        Do you have any concept of thought patterns, correct spelling, or cohesive thinking? If so, try to use it next time, please.

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 23, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    Now you know why the biggest slum lord in Mason City is Liberal democRAT !!!
    Gotta love that subsidized housing !!! SLUMLORDS get richer !! Mason City gets SHITEEE RRRR !!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 23, 2021 at 7:21 pm

      If you don’t have the courage to back up what you say with a name, shut your damn mouth.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 23, 2021 at 8:09 pm

        ok

      • Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

        May 24, 2021 at 12:04 pm

        I’m thinking that what he said is the truth, besides, you don’t seem to have the courage either.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 24, 2021 at 12:51 pm

          Just like you having the courage to find a job!

          • Anonymous

            May 24, 2021 at 7:09 pm

            Russ isn’t hiring

  7. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 23, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Pay their own bills? In America? Only if you’re white, have a good work ethic, and have self respect for yourself for
    the concept of self sufficiency.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 24, 2021 at 1:04 am

      You are a sick person whos hatred will hopefully put you in a grave a little earlier than most.

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 23, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Quit bailing them out. Make them get a job and pay their own bills.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 23, 2021 at 10:46 am

      Or, don’t let them into the country

  9. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 23, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Not to worry – Most of these monies will go for housing illegals – wanna bet shakesphere? Just another CON JOB by the crooks in charge at this time.

  10. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 22, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Sure wish the govt. would tell us where all this money is coming from.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 23, 2021 at 10:45 am

      raising taxes supposedly

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 24, 2021 at 12:08 pm

      They will eventually, and you can be sure that half of the hard working tax paying Americans aren’t going to be happy.

  11. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 22, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    Just wondering if there is going to be a follow up on this money to be sure people use it for rent payments.