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Emergency rental assistance program to roll out soon

The Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS) has been instructed to make preparations for administering a new federal program that has distributed $25 billion throughout the nation for households unable to pay rent and utilities due to the pandemic. Of that funding, Wyoming has been allocated $200 million.

These Emergency Rental Assistance payments are being made directly to the states, U.S. territories, local governments for populations over 200,000 and Indian tribes. At least 90 percent of the funds must be used for direct financial assistance, such as rent, rental arrears, utilities and...