Glitch In online Application Portal For Rental Assistance Program Fixed

            by: Gina Marini         

                    Posted: Might 10, 2021 / 06:18 PM EDT / Up to date: Might 10, 2021 / 06:18 PM EDT



PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) ─ Denise Adoptante has been a landlord for 4 many years and tells 12 Information she’s been attempting to work along with her tenant all through the whole lot of the pandemic. However she hasn’t acquired a hire cost from him since final June. “I’m attempting to do every part I can to not evict him,” she defined. “However I can now not afford to maintain a tenant right here that's not paying his hire. In an effort to do the fitting factor, Adoptante and her tenant began functions for RentReliefRI, a federally-funded emergency rental and utility help program for each landlords and tenants. Nonetheless, Adoptante hit a highway block when the web portal for landlords shut down. “It’s only one frustration after one other,” she mentioned. “The one manner for them to acquire the knowledge they’re asking for is thru this internet portal, and it’s not obtainable.” Christine Hunsinger, assistant deputy director of Rhode Island Housing, mentioned since RentReliefRI went live on March 31, roughly 4,500 functions have been began. “Both the owner or the tenant have begun that course of,” Hunsinger mentioned. Hunsinger mentioned they needed to shut the owner portal down in early April as a result of it wasn’t working correctly.

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