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Eviction Moratorium pushed back

Emergency Rental Assistance extended one month
Published: Jun. 25, 2021 at 5:24 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The federal government has pushed back on ending the moratorium on evictions until the end of July.

Wyoming residents have an extra month to apply or continue emergency rental assistance through the Department of Family Services.

The moratorium provides relief to tenants who are facing eviction due to back rent. Landlords and tenants are encouraged to file their applications now.

There are eligibility requirements, but most applicants have received benefits. The assistance program has been running for two months now but is still working out bugs within the system.

Applicants must ensure the addresses submitted to the state’s auditor is the same as their application. Any mismatches will slow the process of receiving money.

If people have problems completing the applications or not receiving payments, assistance can be provided through the call center or a community-based organization.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) — The federal government has pushed back on ending the moratorium on evictions until the end of July.nd SNAP to help determine eligibility through their systems.

“It’s not a one and done program, we’re going to be around for a while. So keeping that in mind, as families maybe find themselves in a struggle because of COVID even as we continue to open up, then kind of find our place again. Know that program is going to be there for a bit, and to take full advantage,” said Korin Schmidt- Director of WY Dept of Family Services

Schmidt says 1 million dollars have been paid out to renters, homeowners, landlords, and there have been 5000 applications.

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