Billions in Covid-19 Aid Is Slow to Reach Renters and Landlords

Overwhelmed state and local authorities are grappling with how to allocate $25 billion in federal rental relief, leaving many tenants and landlords waiting weeks or months for their share.

Before the pandemic, Orange County, Calif., spent less than $1 million a year on rental assistance for tenants at risk of eviction. Now, it has to distribute more than $60 million in federal aid to thousands of residents behind on rent because of coronavirus-related hardships.

State and local governments around the U.S. are scrambling to launch programs to handle the nation’s largest-ever emergency rental-assistance effort, intended to help an estimated 13 million people. Their challenges are similar to those faced in administering Covid-19 testing and vaccine rollouts with resources provided by the federal government.

Read the full story at the Wall Street Journal.

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Metro Denver apartment rents recover from declines seen in early months of pandemic

Metro Denver apartment rents recovered in the third quarter after falling in the early months of the pandemic as tenants continued to fill the new supply coming onto the market, according to the latest Denver Metro Apartment Vacancy and Rent report from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business.

The average monthly rent for an apartment in metro Denver rose from $1,505.71 in the second quarter to $1,521.66 in the third, a gain of $15.95 a month. The year over year change works out to $15.30. Median rents rose from $1,1453.97 to $1,463.34 between the two quarters, which works out to a gain of $9.37 a month.

“These results negate the concern of an apartment market crashing because of COVID-19 effects, albeit certain localized situations are likely,” Ron Throupe, associate professor of real estate at the Daniels College of Business, said in the report he co-authored.

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An innovative rental assistance solution: Let landlords apply on behalf of their tenants

Landlords in Adams County can apply for rent relief on behalf of their tenants affected by the pandemic, a new option for them aimed at speeding up payments that keep people housed.

Maiker Housing Partners also announced Thursday that it had received $1.5 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding to distribute in the coronavirus rent relief program it administers for Adams County.

Read the full story at Denverite.

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