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Eviction filings are up sharply as pandemic rental aid starts to run out

Housing activists march across town towards the office of New York Gov. Kathy Hochul. The state recently pledged to spend $800 million of its pandemic relief money on rental assistance.

The federal rental aid program expects to distribute the rest of its money by mid-summer. Some cities have already run out of funding, pushing eviction filings higher than before the pandemic.

(Image credit: Mary Altaffer/AP)

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