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The rollout of the $45 billion in federal rental assistance allocated by Congress has been slow and rocky, but more families are starting to get the relief.
Some 290,000 households received the aid in June, up from 160,000 in May and 100,000 in April, according to new figures released by the U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday.
Still, more than 11 million Americans, or 16% of U.S. renters, say they aren’t caught up with their housing payments, according to a recent analysis by The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
And with the national eviction ban scheduled to expire on July 31, advocates fear many tenants may not get the relief in time to stay in…