McKee: R.I. needs to ‘up our game’ on approving rent relief for families

THE STATE PROGRAM RentReliefRI is administered by R.I. Housing and uses federal funds to help people pay rent or utilities if they have been impacted by the pandemic. The program has been slow to distribute funds so far. / COURTESY R.I. HOUSING
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has more than $352 million available for landlords whose renters have fallen behind on payments, and for renters to pay their housing costs. But very little of it has been processed. Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday, at a press briefing, said he didn’t think enough Rhode Islanders were aware of…
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  1. I tried applying for this with an elderly friend and it‘s only for tenants who are behind in rent. I have been helping my friend pay his rent -with my money- for four+ months and he’s not ”behind” and not threatened to be evicted, but owes me. This doesn’t apply. Ugg. It appears to be only for tenants who took advantage -good or bad- of the eviction moratorium. we tried to get some money for future rent and it wont let you do it. He gets $547 a month in SS and his rent is $750