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Rental assistance program launching soon

The Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS) is still in the process of figuring out how to administer the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), with the goal of taking applications from April. In the meantime, the department is urging those who may qualify for the assistance to begin making preparations.

ERAP is 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.

Emergency Rental Assistance payments are being made directly to the s...

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