ProJo: Federal housing funds for R.I. tenants due to run out in Feb.

By Madeleine List
Journal Staff Writer

Posted Jan 23, 2019 at 8:12 PM
Updated Jan 23, 2019 at 8:12 PM

PROVIDENCE — Funding for federal rental subsidies through the Department of Housing and Urban Development will run out in February if the government remains shut down, but many tenants in the state wouldn't be affected until later in the year, according to housing officials in Rhode Island.

Tenants who live in public housing or receive federal rental assistance vouchers through a state or municipal housing authority will continue to receive subsidies after federal funding runs out because many housing authorities have reserve funding that can last well into the spring, according to those agencies.

But about 17 properties in Rhode Island had contracts with the Department of Housing and Urban Development that either expired before the shutdown began or are due to expire in February, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

Courtesy of Providence Journal

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