Rhode Island renters struggling to cover rent and utility payments due to COVID may qualify for up to 18 months of emergency assistance thanks to the new federal relief aid. The program can pay for rent and utilities owed back to April 1, 2020 and can also cover up to three months of upcoming rent. Renters may apply for help with paying for utilities even if they do not need help paying for rent. Both landlords and tenants may initiate an application for the program.
Visit www.RentReliefRI.com today for program information, eligibility criteria and FAQs.