Arkansas revamps rental relief program’s rules to speed aid

Arkansas revamps rental relief program's

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is easing rules for its rental relief program to prioritize the funds for tenants at immediate risk of being evicted.

The changes announced by Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday come after little of the Arkansas Rent Relief Program’s funds have been distributed so far.

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Hutchinson asked the state Department of Human Services to review its processes surrounding the program.

Arkansas revamps rental relief program's

Arkansas set aside $173 million in federal funds for the program, but less than $10 million has been spent so far. Arkansas is one of five states that Congress urged to speed up distribution of rental relief assistance.