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WPRI 12: Providence pledges $1 million for COVID-19 eviction defense, rental assistance

by: Steph Machado

Posted: Jun 30, 2020 / 02:30 PM EDT / Updated: Jun 30, 2020 / 02:30 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — With pandemic-related eviction cases set to be heard again soon in Rhode Island courts, the city of Providence is pledging roughly $1 million to provide legal defense for tenants who have lost income due to COVID-19, and also help with rental payments.

The new program is being funded mainly through federal grants issued to Providence through the CARES Act, with some additional funds available from the city’s Housing Trust Fund.

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