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Moratorium on evictions will expire at the end of June

In Together’s offices, the association is receiving more and more calls, as a federal moratorium on evictions is due to end on June 30. “So we see a lot of fear, a lot of panic,” said Together President and CEO Michael Hornacek. According to Hornacek, the organization has seen an increased need for aid since the start of the pandemic, from food to housing and utilities. “It’s all coming to an end at the same time. And I think we’re trying to do our best to prepare to respond,” he said. Hornacek said that not only are they seeing an increase in the number of people needing help, but the requests themselves are also different. “So instead of seeing a rent request of $ 750 to pay a month’s rent, we could see six to nine months, and the request is going to be $ 6,000 to $ 9,000,” Hornacek said. worried because homeowners may again file evictions, the fallout could happen quickly. “If we evict, you know, hundreds and thousands of homes in our community, where do these people go? Can the shelter system handle this? Are they going to be on the street? Will they live in their car? “Says Hornacek. Rental assistance is available, but requests can take time. Together works with the Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless. MACCH is the administrator of about 20 million dollars in federal rent assistance. Executive Director Randy McCoy said there is still about $ 15 million to be made from this federal money. However, once the landlord and tenant submit the required documents, it may still take two to three weeks for the money to come out. late or if you are not sure how you are going to pay the July rent now, start an application early to avoid any kind of market instability. housing or loss of your housing, “McCoy said. In addition to this federal money, McCoy said, there are dollars available from private philanthropy and other grants. In total, McCoy said MACCH has already provided $ 10 million in aid in 2021. “So the need is still quite strong in the Omaha community. You know, we were hoping 2021 would be less in demand, but I say it’s at least on par with what we’ve seen in 2020, if not slightly better at this point, “McCoy said. The nonprofits are hoping landlords can give tenants some time to get this done. financing and paying the rent, before you evict them. ”You don’t really see it until it’s all over, and then all of a sudden this summer, if you see more homeless people on the streets or in cars, you’ll see it, but then it’s too late, “Hornacek mentioned.

In Together’s offices, the association is receiving more and more calls, as a federal moratorium on evictions is due to end on June 30.

“So we see a lot of fear, a lot of panic,” said Together President and CEO Michael Hornacek.

According to Hornacek, the organization has seen an increased need for assistance since the start of the pandemic, from food to housing and utilities.

“It’s all coming to an end at the same time. And I think we’re trying to do our best to prepare to respond,” he said.

Hornacek said that not only are they seeing an increase in the number of people needing help, but the requests themselves are also different.

“So instead of seeing a rent request of $ 750 to pay a month’s rent, we could see six to nine months, and the request is going to be $ 6,000 to $ 9,000,” Hornacek said.

He worries, as homeowners may again file evictions, the fallout could happen quickly.

“If we evict, you know, hundreds and thousands of homes in our community, where do these people go? Can the shelter system handle this? Are they going to be on the street? Will they live in their car? Hornacek said.

Rental assistance is available, but requests can take time.

Ensemble works with the Metropolitan Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless.

MACCH is the administrator of approximately $ 20 million in federal rent assistance.

Executive Director Randy McCoy said there is still about $ 15 million to be made from that federal money.

However, once the landlord and tenant submit the required documents, it can still take two to three weeks for the money to come out.

“If you’re currently late or don’t know how you’re going to pay July rent now, start an application early to avoid any sort of housing instability or loss of your home,” McCoy said.

In addition to that federal money, McCoy said there were dollars available from private philanthropies and other grants. In total, McCoy said MACCH has already disbursed $ 10 million in aid in 2021.

“So the need is still pretty strong in the Omaha community. You know, we were hoping 2021 would be less in demand, but I’d say it’s at least on par with what we’ve seen in 2020, if not slightly higher. at this point, ”McCoy said.

Nonprofits are hoping landlords can give tenants some time to secure that financing and pay the rent, before they evict them.

“You don’t really see it until it’s all over, and then all of a sudden this summer, if you see more homeless people on the streets or in cars, you will see it, but then it’s is too late, ”Hornacek mentioned.

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