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7,000 New Yorkers Apply for COVID-19 Rent Relief in 4 Hours

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 2021-06-04
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This summary was featured in Documented’s Early Arrival newsletter. You can subscribe to receive it in your inbox three times per week here. More than 7,000 New Yorkers applied for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program within four hours of its launch, causing several technical issues, New York’s Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance said. ERAP will send money directly to landlords whose low- to middle-income tenants showed they couldn’t pay rent because of the pandemic. To inform immigrant tenants and undocumented residents about the program, six of the city’s largest nonprofit legal service providers and tenant rights’ groups created a Know Your Rights campaign and housing helpline. Attorney Ju-Bum Cha of the MinKwon Center said immigrants were most likely to need to provide documents to access the funds. City Limits.

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