Billions of dollars in federal rental aid remains stalled in slow-moving states, localities

Of the $46.5 billion approved by Congress, only $5.1 billion had been distributed by the end of July

By: - September 13, 2021 4:00 am
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Of the $46.5 billion approved by Congress to help renters who fell behind on payments amid the pandemic, only $5.1 billion had been distributed by the end of July, according to Treasury data. (Courtesy of Getty Images)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes the Idaho Capital Sun. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.