New funds for tenants and landlords hit hard by pandemic

“There’s been a pretty quick turnaround for those funds,” said Rachel Mulbry, housing program manager for the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation, the nonprofit that runs the city’s ERAP.

This is the first tranche of new program funding for Philadelphia in approximately four months.

The city doesn’t expect the money to last long – probably less than two weeks in total. The funding is expected to help more than 2,600 households, according to an online dashboard for the program.

To date, the city has approved nearly 27,000 applications during phase 4 of the program, according to the dashboard. An additional 16,000 applications have yet to be assessed.

Since its launch in May 2020, the initiative has paid out more than $272 million to more than 42,000 households.

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