The federal eviction moratorium is over, but there’s still more than $400 million of rental aid available on the state level.
MI State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) still has ample COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) funds available to help renters pay owed rent and assist landlords in recouping costs. Read More
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed Senate Bill 27 to appropriate $384.7 million in supplemental pandemic relief funding.
Signed by the governor on Monday afternoon, the bill also provides $10 million of financial support for Southeast Michigan families and businesses that endured massive flooding in June.
SB 27 was introduced by Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, in January. The bill combines $367.7 million of federal COVID relief funding authorized through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act and $17 million from the state’s general fund. Read More
The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that provides an additional $300 million in COVID-19 relief for businesses and other entities in the state, including $180 million in relief for small businesses. Read More
The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would give grants to bars, restaurants and the lodging industry to offset the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Read More
The federal government is sending more than $108.8 million to 97 airports in Ohio as part of a program to help them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The money is part of the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Airport Grant Program. In total, the feds are doling out $10 billion to airports nationwide.
“This $10 billion in emergency resources will help fund the continued operations of our nation’s airports during this crisis and save workers’ jobs,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao said in a news release. Read More
The House of Representatives on Friday passed the Senate’s $2 trillion coronavirus relief package and sent it to the president. What initially began as a bill designed to help the workers and families hurt by job loss or disruption caused by government measures to fight coronavirus morphed into an 880-page behemoth.
Here are the highlights: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Read More
For many low-income Ohioans who have lost their drivers licenses for minor or unintentional offenses, there is no greater frustration than paying your debt to society, only to be denied your ability to drive legally because you can’t afford a government fee. Thankfully, relief is in sight for thousands of these… Read More
As President Donald Trump readies to fly into Puerto Rico on Tuesday, at least one mayor is thanking the administration and the federal government for their response to Hurricane Maria, which rocked the island in late September. Angel Perez Otero — the mayor of Guaynabo, San Juan’s western neighbor —… Read More
U.S. President Donald Trump is visiting Puerto Rico Tuesday, hailing recovery efforts in storm-ravaged areas of Texas and Florida, and praising first responders battling to save lives nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria roared through the Caribbean. “In Texas and in Florida we got an A+, and I’ll tell you… Read More
President Donald Trump lifted US shipping restrictions on storm-battered Puerto Rico for 10 days Thursday, temporarily removing a legal obstacle blamed for slowing the disaster relief response to Hurricane Maria, the White House said. A 1920 law that restricts shipments between American ports to US-owned and operated cargo ships has… Read More
In a surprise announcement during an otherwise routine press briefing Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced President Donald Trump will personally donate $1,000,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief. The news came after Ms. Sanders took the podium at the conclusion of White House Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert’s… Read More