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Applications for rental assistance in Charlotte spike after federal benefits expire

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“Applications for rental assistance in Charlotte this month have, in fact, spiked — from a little more than 1,100 applications in the month of July to 1,628 as of midday Aug. 18, said Erin Barbee, senior vice president of programs and fund development at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership.  It's likely 2,000 applications will be submitted by the end of August, she said.

So far, a little more than $1.8 million of the $11.7 million has been allocated, including about $700,000 in July. Most of the funds, with the exception of the $2.2 million from HUD, must be used by the end of 2020 and are for those who have been financially affected by the pandemic….Read more.