UPDATE: Rent assistance still available, applications urged

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The new federal eviction moratorium has been issued for most Kentucky counties, protecting tenants from eviction until October 3, 2021.

Kentucky leaders say those behind in rent should submit a declaration form to be covered under the moratorium.

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With the extended protections, tenants should apply now for rental and utility assistance. The additional time will ensure they are approved before the moratorium expires and could protect them against eviction for another four months.

Tenants should apply now to receive protection before the eviction moratorium expires October 3.

Landlords receive direct, lump sum payments for past duE and future rent. Some landlords, who have applied on behalf of multiple tenants, have received up to $60,000!

If tenants have an eviction hearing scheduled, we encourage them to:

  • Attend the hearing and ask for additional time to have a rent relief application processed.
  • Contact their local legal aid organization.
  • Apply for rent and utility assistance if they have not already.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 4 P.M. AUG. 3, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Biden administration will announce a new 60-day eviction moratorium that would protect areas where 90% of the U.S. population lives.

That’s according to three people familiar with the plans who insisted on anonymity to discuss the forthcoming announcement.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a legal authority for a new and different moratorium that would be for areas with high and substantial increases in COVID-19 infections.

The ban helps to heal a rift with liberal Democratic lawmakers who were calling on executive action to keep renters in their homes after a prior moratorium lapsed at the end of July.