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Biden announces the American Jobs Plan

By on March 31st, 2021

Tagged As: COVID-19 Current Events

Details of a $2 trillion infrastructure plan were released by President Biden today, including a dedication to build new affordable housing and to address the growing rent crisis. The Fact Sheet written by the White House says that $213 billion will be invested “to produce, preserve, and retrofit more than two million affordable and sustainable … Continue reading Biden announces the American Jobs Plan


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Eviction moratorium extended until June

By on March 29th, 2021

Tagged As: COVID-19 Current Events, COVID-19 Evictions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has extended its moratorium on evictions for most Americans due to the coronavirus pandemic until June 30, 2021. This means that qualified renters are be protected from getting evicted until the moratorium is lifted. The CDC moratorium was most recently scheduled to expire on March 31, 2021, … Continue reading Eviction moratorium extended until June


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American Rescue Plan benefits go beyond checks and unemployment extensions

By on March 26th, 2021

Tagged As: COVID-19 Current Events

By now, everyone is aware of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan; a $1.9 trillion relief bill passed last month. In fact, most Americans have already received their Economic Impact Payments that were part of the plan. This bill contains other not so well known benefits for low-income renters. Below is a summary of a few … Continue reading American Rescue Plan benefits go beyond checks and unemployment extensions


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President Biden signs American Rescue Plan

By on March 11th, 2021

Tagged As: COVID-19 Current Events

One day after Congress gave its final approval of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, it has been signed into law by President Joe Biden today. “This historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country, and giving people in this nation — working people, middle-class folks, people who have built the country … Continue reading President Biden signs American Rescue Plan


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COVID relief bill to be signed by Biden this week

By on March 10th, 2021

Tagged As: COVID-19 Current Events

There’s only one more step for the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill to be signed into law, after the Senate’s version of the bill was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, called the American Rescue Plan, will now be sent to President Joe Biden, and it is expected to be signed before … Continue reading COVID relief bill to be signed by Biden this week


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Senate passes American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

By on March 6th, 2021

Tagged As: COVID-19 Current Events

A week after the House passed their version of the $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, the U.S. Senate has approved their own legislation for the coronavirus relief bill. It will now be sent back for House approval, and then to its final destination — President Biden’s desk. Both actions are expected to happen this upcoming week. … Continue reading Senate passes American Rescue Plan Act of 2021


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$1.9 trillion stimulus bill passed by House, Senate approval next

By on February 27th, 2021

Tagged As: COVID-19 Current Events

On Saturday, the House of Representatives passed President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, which will now be debated by the Senate. There are still many items to be argued between Senate Democrats and Republicans, but one frequently-discussed proposal is confirmed to not be included in the Senate’s version of the stimulus package. Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough … Continue reading $1.9 trillion stimulus bill passed by House, Senate approval next


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Emergency Rental Assistance Program Distribution by State

By on January 26th, 2021

Tagged As: COVID-19 Current Events, COVID-19 Evictions

What is Emergency Rental Assistance? The U.S. Treasury Department’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program is distributing $25 billion for renters who are struggling to pay rent and utilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is funded by the stimulus relief bill signed by former President Trump in December, 2020. Where is Emergency Rental Assistance provided? Funding … Continue reading Emergency Rental Assistance Program Distribution by State


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Biden’s American Rescue Plan

By on January 14th, 2021

Tagged As: COVID-19 Current Events

On January 14, 2021, President-Elect Joe Biden released his “American Rescue Plan,” a proposed $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package that would help low-income renters in many ways, such as: Emergency Rental Assistance $30 billion of funds would go to emergency rental assistance programs. $5 billion of this amount is reserved to help struggling renters pay their … Continue reading Biden’s American Rescue Plan