Federal rent assistance flowing much faster locally than at state level

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 05, 2021 10:52 AM CT | Published: September 05, 2021 4:00 AM CT

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency has spent less than 5% of its federal rental assistance money. In Memphis and Shelby County, where high poverty and low homeownership make the need much more urgent, that number is more than 60%.


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Ian Round

Ian Round

Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter based in Nashville. He came to Tennessee from Maryland, where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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