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Between the federal stimulus package passed in December and the one making its way through Congress, there could soon be more than $45 billion in financial assistance available to those who’ve fallen behind on their rent.
All states have already been allocated funds from a $25 billion pot of federal money included in the earlier relief bill, and the $1.9 trillion stimulus package in the works and expected to pass this month sets aside another $20 billion.
Advocates say the assistance could help millions of Americans stay in their homes during the pandemic. However, they also worry some people will run into issues trying to access the funds.