Emergency rental assistance is coming to an end, and has already ended in four states.
If it’s something you may need, be sure to apply before it’s too late.
Many that experienced financial burdens throughout the pandemic can still find help with rental assistance and other bills.
The rental assistance program will pay for up to 18 months of unpaid rent and utility bills for some.
Many have already taken advantage of the program, meaning the funding is almost gone as many others still need it.
States that ended rental assistance
There are 4 states and 1 other area in the U.S. that have closed applications.
New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas, and Washington D.C. are the areas.
The federal funding they received is gone, so if you live in another area and need the help it’s best to apply now.
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Who can receive the assistance?
In order to be eligible, you need to have experienced hardship during the pandemic as well as owe rent.
You may not make over 80% of the median income for your area.
It needs to be demonstrated you’re at risk of becoming homeless.
Some states have additional requirements like receiving unemployment or just showing loss of income.
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Applying for rental assistance
The amount of money or type of support you can get depends on where you live.
While some states offer a year and a half of support, others are only offer a limited amount or one year.
Arizona for example, is offering $3,500 per month for rent and utilities. The offer is for 18 months, making the total $63,000.
Georgia offers up to $15,000 total for just one year.
To learn more about your specific state, contact your local emergency rental assistance program.
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