The past 12 months have been a tumultuous time for many Americans, particularly those who were already at risk before the pandemic. The virus may be on its way out, but the effects will be felt in communities around the country for years to come.
To mitigate the impact of the past year, the federal government passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP), including $498 billion in federal funds to state, local, and tribal governments.
$30 billion of these funds are focused on housing and utility assistance, of which $20 billion are allocated for rental assistance, $5 billion for homeless assistance, and $5 billion for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
Unqork’s Rent Relief solution is a comprehensive end-to-end solution to help state and local agencies manage the newly available funds. Released initially following the passing of The CARES Act, the solution is already being used by several state & local agencies around the country to meet the scope and requirements of the ARP.