“Continued Need for Assistance”: Application for Emergency Rental Assistance Ends September 30

“Continued Need for Assistance”: Application for Emergency Rental Assistance Ends September 30

WINDOW CLOSES QUICKLY FOR METRO RESIDENTS NEED TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL EMERGENCY RENTAL. GOOD EVENING. I AM ROB MCCARTNEY. I AM JULIE CORNELL OMAHA NEIGHBORS HAVE UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH TO APPLY FOR HELP. BUT THIS IS KETV NEWSWATCH 7. AS JOEY SAFCHIK EXPLAINS, THERE COULD BE MORE MONEY IN THE PIPELINE FOR THE CITY OF OMAHA. REQUESTS FOR THE FIRST ROUND OF EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE END SEPTEMBER 30, BUT THE NEED IN NEBRASKA IS NOT ENDING IN OCTOBER. IF INDIVIDUALS HAVE AN EVICTION NOTICE, WE ALWAYS WISH THAT THEY REACH OUT TO A MATCH AND SEEK HELP. JASON FIELDHOUSE IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MATCH, WHICH DISTRIBUTES FEDERAL FUNDS IN THE CITY. I KNOW OMAHA HAS ESSENTIALLY SPENT ALL AVAILABLE FUNDS FOR THE IRA BUT OUTSIDE OF OMAHA AND LINCOLN THE NATIONAL COALITION NUMBERS FOR LOW INCOME HOUSING TELLS A DIFFERENT STORY PROJECTING THE REST OF THE HAS SPENT ABOUT 45% OF ITS THREE ONE FUNDS. WE STILL SEE NECESSARY SUPPORT UNDERWAY TO AVOID EVICTIONS, MAINTAIN HOUSING, AND HELP FAMILIES AVOID HOMELESSNESS AT ALL. NEBRASKA IS THE ONLY STATE TO FLAT REFUSED SECOND ROUND E-RATE MONEY, BUT MARCH IN OMAHA CITY APPLIED AS THE FIRST ROUND DRY WHERE HOPE WE WILL BE AWARDED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FAST ENOUGH. THE SECOND $2 LRA FUND CAN LAST UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2025, SO IT GIVES US A LITTLE MORE LONGEVITY. FELD HEALTH SAYS MARS APPLICATIONS INCREASED IN MAY AND JUNE. THEY HAVE DECLINED SIGNIFICANTLY SINCE, BUT THE HELP IS STILL INVALUABLE FOR SOME FAMILIES. WE KNOW IN OUR REGION THAT WE STILL SEE ENOUGH NEED TO MEET THE AMOUNT OF MONEY WE NEED TO BE SPENDING BY THE CLOSING OF THE PROGRAM. BUT MARS IS CONFIDENT THAT WHEN ONE ZONE DOOR CLOSES, ANOTHER WILL OPEN. In OMAHA

“Continued Need for Assistance”: Application for Emergency Rental Assistance Ends September 30

The window to apply for the first round of federal emergency rent assistance is closing fast. But there could be more federal dollars coming for the city.

In Omaha, applications for the first round of Emergency Rental Assistance close September 30. However, the need in Nebraska is not going away in October. “said Jason Feldhaus, executive director of the Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless, which distributes federal funds in the city. “I know Omaha has basically spent all of the funds that are available to them on ERA,” Feldhaus said. However, outside of Omaha and Lincoln, figures from the National Low Income Housing Coalition tell a different story, projecting that the rest of the state spent about 45% of its ERA1 funds on evictions, maintain housing and help families avoid homelessness in general,” Feldhaus said. Nebraska is the only state to turn down the second round of ERA money, but MACCH and the City of Omaha have applied. , as the first-round dollars are drying up. “Hopefully the feds will award us the ERA2 Dollars fairly quickly,” Feldhaus said. Second-round money can last until September 2025. Feldhaus said MACCH requests spiked in May and June and have dropped significantly since then. However, he said the help is invaluable for some families. “We know that in our area we still see enough need to meet the amount of money we need to spend by the end of the program,” said Feldhaus, who is waiting to receive the ERA2 money. “I think we’re pretty confident that the need is high enough.”

In Omaha, applications for the first round of Emergency Rental Assistance close September 30. However, the need in Nebraska is not going away in October.

“If people have an eviction notice, I would still like them to contact MACCH and ask for help,” said Jason Feldhaus, executive director of the Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless, which distributes federal funds. in the city.

“I know Omaha has basically spent all the funds that are available to them on the ERA,” Feldhaus said.

However, outside of Omaha and Lincoln, the National Low Income Housing Coalition figures tell a different story, projecting the rest of the state spent approximately 45% of its ERA1 funds.

“We still see an ongoing need for support, to avoid evictions, maintain housing, and help families avoid homelessness in general,” Feldhaus said.

Nebraska is the only state to turn down ERA second-round money, but MACCH and Omaha City applied because first-round dollars are drying up.

“We hope that the federal government will allocate the ERA2 dollars to us fairly quickly,” Feldhaus said.

Second-round money can last until September 2025. Feldhaus said MACCH requests spiked in May and June and have dropped significantly since then. However, he said the help is invaluable for some families.

“We know that in our area we still see enough need to meet the amount of money we need to spend by the end of the program,” said Feldhaus, who is waiting to receive the ERA2 money. “I think we’re pretty confident that the need is high enough.”

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