The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Friday the third and final round of rent assistance awards through the CARES Act, which included nearly $2.3 million for Clark County.
The Community Development Block Grant funds appropriated by the CARES ACT will provide up to six months of rental assistance for communities where many households may otherwise be evicted.
Vancouver received $1,127,065 and Clark County $1,168,791, according to a news release. In total, $1.988 billion was disbursed nationwide.
Peggy Sheehan, Vancouver’s program manager, said the city has not yet received any formal notification that it has the funds or what they can be used for.
“We are awaiting further communication from HUD,” Sheehan said in an email.