WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Housing and Urban Development is doubling the size of its eviction protection program, designed to fund legal assistance for tenants seeking to stay in their homes.
The $20 million HUD grant, announced Monday, will not provide any sort of direct rental relief; instead, it will fund legal services and representations for families facing eviction. The funds will be distributed through the Eviction Protection Grant Program to 11 nonprofit organizations and government entities, with grants ranging from $1 million to $2.4 million. Recipients of the fresh wave of funding include Pine Tree Legal Assistance of Portland, Maine, and the city of San Antonio, Texas.
HUD launched the Eviction Protection Grant Program last November, with an original $20 million awarded to 10 legal service providers.
HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge described the new funding as a doubling down on a proven method of easing the financial damage wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We need to keep doing all that we can to help people maintain quality housing,” Fudge said in a statement. “We know that access to legal services and eviction diversion programs works. It helps people avoid evictions and protects tenants’ rights.”
The funding can also be used to help landlords access emergency rental assistance and will generally help reduce caseloads in eviction courts around the country, Fudge said.
And the grant program is expected to particularly help people of color — they are disproportionately represented among those evicted — as well as tenants with limited English proficiency and people with disabilities, the department said.
So lawyers get the money, deadbeat tenants get free rent, and landlords get the shaft. Thanks Biden.
Get out of real estate. This demented regime is a communist syndicate and soon they’ll come after the bank accounts. You libyidds voted for this team , didn’t you ?
“And the grant program is expected to particularly help people of color — they are disproportionately represented among those evicted”
If this isn’t racisms, I don’t know what is.
Why bother with paying rent any longer?
How about force its tenanats to pay up what they owe
Add this to the 100 billion dollars stolen by Biden’s ppp loans
The article clearly states that landlords will be eligible for these funds as well.
This is really ill. These liberals should be locked up and ashamed of themselves. Let landlords suffer and allow these squatters to do a daily criminal act. America worse than Sdom and Amora
I just want to put this out there. I had a landlord who didn’t cash my or my neighbor’s rent checks and claimed we hadn’t paid the rent. He wanted us out so he could get new tenants who’d pay more rent. Needless to say this caused a lot of problems. Sometimes it really is the landlord’s fault.
will schron suffer now?