State and local officials have reportedly struggled to distribute tens of billions of dollars in rent aid ahead of the expiration of the federal eviction moratorium at the end of this month, a problem which could lead to what commentators are warning will be an “eviction crisis.”
“Bureaucratic bottlenecks” have reportedly ensnared significant portions of the $47 billion in rental aid disbursed by the federal government, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Though a small handful of states will continue their own eviction moratoriums past July, the vast majority will not. “We will see a historic wave of evictions and housing instability this summer and fall,” one advocate told the Journal.
A scant $3 billion in aid had been delivered as of June 30, the paper said.