Emergency Rent Assistance Program Grant approved by Council
The Common Council at its meeting today (Tuesday, February 9) adopted file #201316 – a substitute resolution relating to the application, acceptance, and expenditure of the Emergency Rent Assistance Program Grant from the United States Treasury Department. The file, introduced by Common Council President Cavalier Johnson and unanimously sponsored by the entire Common Council, will provide $17.64 million in funding to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will operate through December 31, 2021.
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program Grant provides funds for the payment of rent, rental arrears, utilities and home energy costs, and utility and home energy cost arrears on behalf of eligible households, as well as housing stability services, including case management and other services intended to keep households stably housed, and administrative costs. The program will be administered in partnership with the Social Development Commission.
President Johnson continued, “As we move forward through this pandemic, I call upon the federal government to pass the proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package so everyday people can continue to get the support they need.”
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