RentReliefRI Program hits $100 million mark in assistance

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Gov. McKee announced Friday that the RentReliefRI program has surpassed the $100 million mark in assistance, distributing funds to 13,761 Rhode Islanders.

This federally-funded program provides up to 18 months of financial assistance to eligible renters, impacted by the pandemic.

McKee noted that the program has seen a dramatic increase in the amount of application approvals, as it has undergone changes since its launch in March of last year.

Out of the $100 million in approved assistance, $75 million has been approved for rent coverage, $22 million for utilities, and almost $3 million for security deposits.

 

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