3,000 apply for R.I. COVID-19 rental assistance program

ABOUT 500 FAMILIES will receive initial funds through the state's rental assistance program, but another 1,600 should receive grants by the end of the year. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
PROVIDENCE – Nearly 3,000 families have applied for low-income rental assistance offered by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s administration in the past month and a half. The new program is intended to provide relief related to the COVID-19 pandemic and is financed through federal impact funds. The initial funds, of $1.5 million, provided enough money for…

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