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More rental aid is reaching tenants to stave off eviction

Sep. 24, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

Almost a month after a federal eviction moratorium ended, the Treasury Department said Friday that states and cities distributed money for nearly 1.4 million payments in August and the pace picked up from the month before. More than 16.5% of the tens of billions of...

Lawmakers attempt to revive nationwide eviction moratorium

Sep. 21, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

Several progressive lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a bill that would reimpose a nationwide eviction moratorium at a time when deaths from COVID-19 are running at their highest levels since early March. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., said the...

Anxious tenants await assistance as evictions resume

Aug. 29, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Six months after Congress approved spending tens of billions of dollars to bail out renters facing eviction, South Carolina was just reaching its first tenants. All nine of them. Like most states, it had plenty of money to distribute — $272...

Feds report most rental assistance has still not gone out

Aug. 25, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — States and localities have only distributed 11% of the tens of billions of dollars in federal rental assistance, the Treasury Department said Wednesday, the latest sign the program is struggling to reach the millions of tenants at risk of eviction. The...

Landlords look for an exit amid federal eviction moratorium

Aug. 19, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Ryan David bought three rental properties back in 2017, he expected the $1,000-a-month he was pocketing after expenses would be regular sources of income well into his retirement years. He also was counting on the rent money from the properties in...

Rocker Manson accused of spitting, blowing snot on woman

Aug. 18, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

Rocker Marilyn Manson approached a videographer at his 2019 concert in New Hampshire and allegedly spit and blew snot on her, according to a police affidavit released Wednesday. Manson, whose legal name is Brian Hugh Warner, surrendered last month to police in Los Angeles...

Federal judge leaves CDC evictions moratorium in place

Aug. 13, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday refused landlords' request to put the Biden administration’s new eviction moratorium on hold, though she ruled that the freeze is illegal. U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich said her “hands are tied” by an appellate...

Maine becomes more diverse but still whitest state in nation

Aug. 12, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

The 2020 census shows that Maine remains the whitest state in the nation but is becoming more diverse. Census data released Thursday showed that the state’s population of 1,362,359 remains overwhelming white. But the numbers decreased slightly from 95.2.% of the...

Offers flooding in after woodland hermit's cabin burns down

Aug. 05, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An off-the-grid New Hampshire hermit known to locals as “River Dave” whose cabin burned down on wooded property where he was squatting for 27 years has been inundated with offers from as far away as California for a new place to live. David...

Biden's new evictions moratorium faces doubts on legality

Aug. 05, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden may have averted a flood of evictions and solved a growing political problem when his administration reinstated a temporary ban on evictions because of the COVID-19 crisis. But he left his lawyers with legal arguments that even he acknowledges might...