Will Rhode Island’s $200M for rent aid be enough?

A FEDERAL FREEZE on most evictions is set to expire soon. The only protection against eviction currently in place in Rhode Island is the federal government’s moratorium. / AP FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL DWYER
A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year has been extended from June 30 until July 31. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes. Many of them lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic and had fallen months…

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