Yesterday President Biden directed the CDC to extend the eviction moratorium through at least March 31. This article is full of information about the December law under which Arkansas should receive $200M for rent assistance, the Biden administration’s plans for additional relief, and the difficulties of actually getting rent assistance to tenants.
The pandemic has rendered thousands of Arkansans unable to pay the rent through no fault of their own. In January the federal government made available $173 million to DHS for rent assistance to Arkansans in 72 counties, and $27 million to Benton, Pulaski, and Washington counties, who have their own programs. As of last week