WPRI 12: RI still struggling to provide rental assistance to families facing eviction

by: Eli Sherman

Posted: Jul 1, 2020 / 03:56 PM EDT / Updated: Jul 1, 2020 / 04:52 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Rhode Island leaders continue to struggle with distributing money from the state's $6.5 million rental-assistance program, failing to meet a self-imposed goal of disbursing $200,000 by Wednesday.

The state had issued only $95,000 to 25 applicants as of Wednesday, representing 1.4% of the program's fund balance. As of two weeks ago, roughly 1,300 families had either qualified or were under review for support from the program, Housing Help RI, first launched on May 2.

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