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Evansville Adds $750,000 to Eviction Relief Efforts

The Evansville City Council approved another $750,000 in emergency financial assistance during Monday's meeting.

Posted: Dec 7, 2020 11:31 PM
Updated: Dec 8, 2020 2:55 PM

The Evansville City Council approved another $750,000 in emergency financial assistance during Monday's meeting.

It will go towards ensuring residents can get help with their rent or utility bills once the CDC moratorium on evictions expires at the end of the year.

The application process and distribution of the money will be handled by two area organizations. The Salvation Army will hand out more than $500,000 while CAPE will see $243,000 in additional funds for the families they serve. The division of funds between the organizations was based on the services the two usually provide to the community.

It is estimated that 800 Evansville households will benefit from the emergency relief.

The move comes as part of an ordinance to amend the Annual Action Plan, but the money is part of the CARES Act funding that was provided to the city.

Also included in the amendment was $7,000 for Young & Established's Need to Feed Program. That money was originally allocated to Meals on Wheels, but the organizations didn't end up needing it.

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