Crisis Rental Support Courses aims to enable NEPA

DHS Secretary Teresa Miller holds a conference on the Emergency Rental Assistance Program and how it can help northeastern Pennsylvania tenants and landlords on Thursday, April 15.

The Section of Human Expert services is partnering with partnering with northeastern Pennsylvania county officials to advertise that can enable people facing eviction or reduction of utilities.

On Thursday, DHS Secretary Teresa Miller was joined by a panel representing companies and govt workplaces across Lackawanna, Pike, Luzerne, Wyoming and Susquehanna counties to go over the Unexpected emergency Rental Support Application, which launched in March with a mission to fight intense fiscal setbacks and housing crises thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Miller mentioned that whilst the pandemic has adversely affected just about absolutely everyone, those that fall at or around the poverty line in Pennsylvania have been adversely impacted. Of individual curiosity are communities of coloration, which have witnessed higher rates of an infection, severe disease, loss of life, and economic impacts that incorporate problem having to pay rent and trying to keep up to date on utilities.