The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced a new round of CARES Act funding to help keep low-income families housed during the coronavirus crisis. The $472 million in emergency funding can be used by public housing authorities across the country to assist families through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Mainstream voucher programs.
The move adds to a raft of government relief measures designed to stave off a housing disaster for multifamily renters and landlords as tens of millions of Americans remain unemployed. HUD has unveiled a series of CARES Act funding rounds since the more than $2 trillion bill was signed into law on March 27.
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson said in a statement that the new allocation of funds