Public Integrity: HUD Got $9 Billion To Combat Covid-19 Impacts. Only A Quarter Has Been Spent.

Public Integrity: HUD Got $9 Billion To Combat Covid-19 Impacts. Only A Quarter Has Been Spent.. “Tucked in the massive pandemic relief act in March 2020 was about $9 billion for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to divvy up between cities and states for housing-related coronavirus fallout. The funds could be used on rental assistance for tenants struggling to pay their landlords, housing homeless people in safe, sanitary rooms rather than in crowded shelters and the creation of pop-up COVID-19 testing sites and hospital overflow facilities, among many other uses. Twenty months later, states and cities have spent only about a quarter of that money.”

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