Officials in Biden say more aid is urgently needed: about 7 million Americans are said to be behind their repatriation by the end of April.
Officials with U.S. President Joe Biden have announced a $ 21.6bn allocation for emergency rental services to help prevent the dismissal of people who have lost their jobs during this time.
The regulators also announced Friday on a loan assistance program aimed at dealing with allegations that emergency aid did not reach many who needed help.
These recent donations to the authors were included in a $ 1.9 trillion package Biden passed through Congress in March. It was followed by a $ 25bn emergency fund for repaying a $ 900bn COVID-19 debt bill approved by Congress in December.
Officials say more aid is urgently needed as nearly seven million Americans were behind their repatriation at the end of April. More than 40% of tenants are worried they could be evicted in the next two months.
Among other changes made by regulators on Friday, government agencies that are developing a loan assistance program will need to provide direct assistance to those who live if homeowners choose to participate.
In addition, the waiting period for the provision of assistance to tenants has been halved if the landlord decides not to participate in the program.
Gene Sperling, a White House fundraiser for the American Rescue Plan, said the goal of supervisors is to get rent assistance to people who need it as urgently as possible.
“We need to make sure that as we spend the emergency money we have enough to meet the growing needs,” Sperling told reporters at a briefing. “Having adequate housing is essential for the dignity of all Americans.”
A federal judge in Washington on Wednesday overturned a nationwide decision to expel Trump-led deputies last year and extend it by Biden until June 30.
Officials at the meeting realized that the Department of Justice had already appealed the decision and was given a 10-day ruling. Authorities want to continue the process until the appellate court rules on the matter.