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Nevada officials: Renters have path to avoid quick evictions

Jul. 30, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Money is available for tenants who could face eviction as early as this weekend as pandemic protections expire, and Nevada's governor and advocates called Thursday for affected renters to quickly contact programs set up to help. “We will see landlords...

EXPLAINER: Wyoming tenants get modified eviction reprieve

Jul. 30, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only...

EXPLAINER: Colorado housing increases, so does homelessness

Jul. 30, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool...

South Carolina extends pandemic food assistance benefits

Jul. 30, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolinians receiving federal food aid will continue to get extra emergency benefits through the end of the year, even though a pandemic-related state of emergency ended last month. State officials announced Friday that they were extending...

EXPLAINER: Are New Jersey's eviction protections enough?

Jul. 30, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden’s administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September,...

EXPLAINER: Why CT advocates still expect an eviction surge

Jul. 30, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden’s administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping...

EXPLAINER: How Maine is limiting evictions, providing relief

Jul. 30, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden’s administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

Governor releases plan for Pennsylvania's 121 state parks

Jul. 30, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state report released Friday lays out a plan for the Pennsylvania state park system that has seen considerable use by the public during the ongoing pandemic. “Penn's Parks for All” is designed to help guide state...

US consumers boost spending 1% as inflation remains high

Jul. 30, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers increased their spending by 1% in June — a dose of energy for an economy that is quickly rebounding from the pandemic recession but is facing new risks led by the delta variant of the coronavirus. At the same time, a key inflation...

EXPLAINER: How Maryland is distributing aid to help tenants

Jul. 30, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden's administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was...