Local organizations brace for evictions

Eviction moratorium has expired, $600 unemployment checks set to end Friday

by Tony Evans, Idaho Mountain Express

As Congress debates whether to pass another aid package to support millions of Americans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, some Blaine County groups are bracing for another wave of demand for rental assistance.

A moratorium on evictions has already expired. On Friday, an additional $600-per-week unemployment benefit passed by Congress under the CARES Act is set to expire. This could leave some families without the resources needed to pay rent. As a result, one in five of the 110 million Americans living in rental households are at risk of eviction by October, according to the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project, a Colorado-based advocacy group.


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