Average Phoenix household seeking rent relief has received $7,600

Published: Tuesday, December 28, 2021 - 6:05am

This year, the city of Phoenix designated more than $100 million for emergency rental assistance.

In February, the City Council approved $51.1 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to help renters in need. The city’s human services department said 99% of the funds from the Consolidated Appropriations Act has been distributed, with the average household getting $7,600.

The city’s dashboard shows a total of 7,779 households have received assistance.

As a result of the American Rescue Plan Act, the U.S. Treasury allocated $55.3 million to Phoenix. So far, the city has received $22 million and began disbursement in October. When Phoenix has disbursed 75% of the funds, the city will request the rest. More than 4,000 online applications for financial relief are waiting to be processed.

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