Congressman Cleaver Announces 50 MILLION Bucks For Kansas City Rental Assistance

Good news tonight for both local landlords and tenants who have been adversely impacted by the pandemic and worsening American economic crisis.

Here's the word according to the Congressman . . .

“Since March of last year, the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the financial struggles that millions of ordinary Americans regularly confront, and chief among them is making rent payments on time,” Congressman Cleaver said. “As Chair of the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance, keeping people in their homes has always been one of my top priorities, but this effort becomes increasingly important as winter weather fast approaches. Today, I’m thrilled to announce that $50 million in additional federal funding will be distributed between Kansas City and Jackson County to ensure local tenants get their hands on rental assistance money in a timely fashion that will prevent unnecessary evictions.”

Last December, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which was supported by Congressman Cleaver and provided $25 billion in emergency rental assistance to states and municipalities to ensure families across the country remained housed during the pandemic. Kansas City expended all emergency rental assistance funding from the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 earlier this year, which provided relief to approximately 3,500 households.

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Rep. Cleaver: Kansas City and Jackson County to receive $50 mil for Emergency Rental Assistance

Fifth District U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) announced the Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) has voted to reallocate $50 million in Missouri's unspent emergency rental assistance funding to be made available to tenants in Jackson County and Kansas City.