Time is running out to apply for rent and utility assistance through the state's Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions program.
It's not the tsunami of evictions that some experts had feared, but eviction filings are rising sharply in many cities. Meanwhile, $47 billion from Congress to help is finally reaching more renters.
Congress approved $47 billion to pay back rent and prevent evictions. But after nearly 10 months, the vast majority of that money has not reached the millions of people who desperately need it.
Residents of Forsyth County who've fallen behind on rent and utilities have received millions of dollars of assistance in the last few months.
Congress approved $47 billion to help struggling renters avoid eviction. But that money still isn't reaching many who need it. And an eviction moratorium from the CDC expires at the end of the month.
Mobile home owners right now are twice as likely as other homeowners to be behind on housing payments. And some are losing their homes over small amounts of rent they owe for land the home sits on.
Judges in Texas are being told it's not their job to enforce a CDC order aimed at stopping evictions. Housing groups fear that a wave of unnecessary evictions will leave thousands homeless.
Getting evicted during COVID can risk a person's health and doom their ability to find a home. The extension this week of a federal order preventing evictions could save many people from that fate.
Congress approved $25 billion in emergency rental assistance to keep people housed during the pandemic, but states are facing glitches on the federal moratorium for renters and landlords.