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With federal rent assistance the issue lies with the programs. Many of them have stopped accepting applications or haven’t even built an access portal to their city/county. I checked Atlanta and they have currently stopped accepting applications. This is a case of poor management and not poor outreach.
Thanks for that, Turner. The rollout of these programs has been continually bungled. Fortunately we’re not seeing evictions skyrocketing right now. But I still wish that money had actually flowed into the hands of renters in need.