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Within Days of More Evictions, Only Fraction of Federal Rent Assistance Awarded

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The Treasury Department has awarded a small fraction of the tens of billions of dollars Congress appropriated since January for rental assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The federal government has spent less than $3 billion of $46.6 billion given to the Emergency Rental Assistance program, the Treasury Department announced Wednesday. The U.S. doled out $1.49 billion from January through May and $1.5 billion in June to low-income renters nationwide, according to a spreadsheet published by the agency.

“While more households are getting help, in many states and localities, funds are still not flowing fast enough to renters and landlords,” the Treasury Department said. “Treasury is continuing an all-out effort, in coordination with the White House and interagency partners, to get the word out about the........

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