Nebraska receives $200M in emergency rental assistance funds

State officials say the funds are intended for renters - not homeowners - and can be used to provide relief for rent and utilities dating back to April 2020. 
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska received $200 million in federal emergency rental assistance funds, state officials announced Monday.

Gov. Pete Ricketts says $158M will go to residents in areas outside of Lancaster and Douglas County which, along with the cities of Lincoln and Omaha, applied for and received $42M in separate funds.

State officials say the funds are intended for renters – not homeowners – and can be used to provide relief for rent and utilities dating back to April 2020.

Households can apply for up to 15 months or $20,000 in total assistance. Landlords can also apply.

Payments will be made directly to landlords and utility companies on behalf of tenants.

More details and the application form for the program can be found by clicking HERE.

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