Emergency rent funds are still available during extended eviction ban

Locally, millions of dollars are available to help you if you need rent assistance.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Nationwide, the extended eviction ban covers almost 90 percent of the country.

Locally, millions of dollars are available to help you if you need rent assistance.

“We’ve helped 2,416 households,” said Dan Marvin, city director of urban development. “ We’ve paid out a total between Lincoln and Lancaster County $9,231,000.”

As cases of covid rise across the country, tenants now have until October 3rd as the CDC banned evictions. But you have to file to get that coverage. Marvin says 70 percent of applicants fall below the salary average, making $20,000 or less.

“It’s a significant help for people who struggle to be able to make their rent check because they’ve been impacted from COVID-19, either through reductions in hours, or other been laid off or other issues,” said Marvin. “So even though Lincoln’s got a low unemployment rate, there are still people within the community who are impacted from COVID-19.

For landlords and tenants in Lincoln and Lancaster County, millions of dollars are available to help you if you need assistance.

The city and county received separate emergency funds and put their resources together to make applying easy for residents.

“They’re administered through a common program that we use the CCFL (Center on Children, Families and the Law) to help identify qualified applicants,” said Marvin. “Then the different pools of funds, the city, and the county fund, then are debited to make those payments, whether you live in the county or you live in the city.”

To apply or sign up for more information, visit here.
If you do not have access to a computer, you can call this number for help. 402-413-2085.

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