Santa Claus came early for some Boston apartment renters, while Beacon Hill apartment owners received a stocking full of coal.
A rental assistance fund
A bipartisan coronavirus aid deal that lawmakers struck on Sunday will extend the national eviction moratorium through January and establish a rental assistance fund of $25 billion.
The relief comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium was set to expire at the end of the month. More than 14 million Americans — or 1 in 5 adult renters — said recently that they’re not caught up with their rent, according to The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.