Legal services orgs tap CARES Act money for tenant representation
08/27/2020, Miscellaneous, Housing - Evictions
An increasing number of legal services programs have secured CARES Act funding to expand tenant representation. These grants come from CDBG-CV, the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF), and Emergency Services Grants (ESG). Examples include:
Atlanta ($150k CDBG-CV), Baltimore ($600k CDBG-CV), Charleston ($607k), Chicago ($500k CDBG-CV), Cincinnati ($4k CDBG-CV); Clark County NV ($400k CRF), Cleveland ($700k CDBG-CV), Columbus ($250k CRF), Colorado ($350k CRF), Columbus ($250k CRF), Detroit ($2.2 million CDBG-CV), Houston ($750k), Illinois ($225,000 CDBG-CV, $170,000 supplemental OAA Title III-B funding), Los Angeles ($8 million CDBG-V), Massachusetts ($12.3 million CRF), Michigan ($4 million CRF), Rochester New York ($460k ESG); San Mateo County ($1 million CDBG), Toledo ($100k CDBG), Pennsylvania ($8 million CRF), Texas ($4.2 million CRF, $500k ESG), and Vermont ($550k CRF). Virginia has appropriated $2 million from its own "COVID-19 Relief Fund" to match a $2 million grant from IKEA.