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GOSHEN — Elkhart County has launched a rent and utilities assistance program to help families stay in their homes if they face COVID-19-related financial hardships.

The $6.1 million program is funded out of $25 billion for local governments that Congress included in the year-end relief bill. It provides a maximum of $1,500 per month and covers up to 12 months, past or future, in rent, utilities or internet service for eligible renters.

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fire111

So this aid money is available only to renters? Property taxpayers/homeowners are not qualified? So approaching almost full employment in Elkhart County and a substantial amount of the population can't find work? During the work week there is a steady stream of traffic east and west bound to and from Elkhart to Bristol and Middlebury! It starts about 5 AM! There are many ads on Facebook for labor in Elkhart County! And not minimum wage or low range wages. Starting @ $15.

sidearm

Another public give-a-way that will be abused by the usual suspects, paid for by people who pay taxes. What a country.

Revolution 1776

Access to grants should include financial educAtion that teaches saving a 6 month cushion of income for emergencies

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