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Coronavirus Relief Bill Includes $25 Billion in Rental and Utility Assistance

In addition to a second round of stimulus checks, one of the most important provisions in the latest coronavirus relief bill is $25 billion in rental/utility assistance and a one-month extension to the present federal eviction moratorium (which as of now, runs through the end of January 2021). For many American households in need, these funds are critical. Unfortunately, however, they are not enough to help everyone in the long-term as the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) and National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) estimate that overdue rents in the United States currently range anywhere from $35 billion to $70 billion (and will likely only increase in the coming months). 

As the NCSHA, NLIHC, and others push for Congress to pass “a more comprehensive package” later this month to support American families, more details about the current emergency bill will be announced in the coming days, including how households in our service area can apply for rental/utility assistance. Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties will feature (and update) the latest information and application instructions here in our Working Together blog, as well as through our social media platforms, including FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

We also administer a Covid-19 Relief and Crisis Assistance page for White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Ramsey County, and Washington County

Our Impact This Year

  • People Who Received Utility Bill Assistance


  • Children Enrolled in Head Start & Early Head Start


  • People Whose Utility Bills Were Lowered Through Home Weatherization


  • Workers Provided with Transportation Support Including Vehicle Loans, Repair Grants, and Transit Passes


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