Billions in Rental Aid Unspent With Evictions Poised to Resume

Washington Post, July 30, 2021–Jonathan O’Connell, Anu Narayanswamy, Rachel Siegel, Alyssa Fowers
Thousands of Americans have been shortchanged by a yawning disconnect between two well-meaning policies lawmakers passed in response to the pandemic. One, a federal ban on some evictions, is set to expire Saturday. Another, a $46.5 billion emergency fund aimed at getting rent to tenants at risk of eviction, has been painfully slow to get off the ground, with some states and counties unable to spend even a dollar of the money they were provided months earlier.