Billions of dollars in federal rental aid remains stalled in slow-moving states, localities

By: - September 13, 2021 6:26 am

Rep. Maxine Waters, the California Democrat who leads the Financial Services panel, has drafted legislation that would allow landlords to directly apply for back rent after providing notice to their tenants, and permit landlords to apply if a unit is vacant, so long as they did not evict the missing tenant. (Photo by Stephen Zenner/Getty Images)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Louisiana Illuminator. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.