[FoxBusinessNews] Treasury plans to move money from some states, localities to those with backlogs of requests
The Treasury Department is redirecting rental-assistance money from some states and localities that haven’t used the bulk of their funds to others facing backlogs of aid requests, according to administration officials.
The officials said they couldn’t specify which jurisdictions would lose and gain funds. But they said those with large amounts of unused funds include rural states—like Montana and North Dakota—while local officials in several more populous states—like New York and Texas—are expected to exhaust their rental-assistance money over the coming week and months.
Officials said an initial reallocation, set to be unveiled in early December, could exceed $800 million and come at the request of states and localities that acknowledge they have more money than they can spend. Much of that money may be moved within states, rather than from one state to another—for instance, from a state-run program to a city-run program, or vice versa.
By the end of the year, the administration expects as much as $20 billion of the $47 billion in rental-assistance funding Congress authorized to be spent. An additional $5 billion to $10 billion will be committed to a specific tenant or landlord but not yet distributed.
"There is less unspent money today than there was six months ago, but we’re still committed to make sure that the money that is unspent gets reallocated as quickly as possible," said Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo. "There is a need to make sure that we get this money to tenants who need it."
The rental-assistance program got off to a slow start this year. Though just a fraction of the aid was distributed before a national eviction moratorium ended this summer, more money is now finding its way to tenants and landlords.
While the program is overseen by the Treasury Department, it relies on a patchwork of more than 450 state, county, and municipal governments and charitable organizations to distribute the aid, which can be used to cover back rent, future rent, and utilities.
It took states and localities months to build new programs from scratch, hire staff, and craft rules for how the money should be distributed. Often, tenants and landlords didn’t know money was available, and many of those who applied had to contend with cumbersome applications and requests for documentation. Treasury officials issued guidance to ease the paperwork burden and boost the flow of money to renters and landlords.
The first $25 billion in the rental-assistance program was included in a pandemic aid package signed by then-President Donald Trump in December. Congress appropriated another $21.6 billion in March.
Treasury won’t begin to reallocate money from the second, $21.6 billion pot of money until March.
Posted by: Skidmark ||
11/30/2021 07:47 ||
Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats
To Democrat controlled areas and donors. As with the $1200 billion "Infrastructure" money.
A young Texan grew up wanting to be a lawman. He grew up big, 6' 2", strong as a longhorn, and fast as a mustang. He could shoot a bottle cap tossed in the air at 40 paces.
When he finally came of age, he applied to where he had only dreamed of working: the West Texas Sheriff's Department.
After a series of tests and interviews, the Chief finally called him into his office for the young man's last interview.
The Chief Deputy said, "You're a big strong kid and you can really shoot. So far your qualifications all look good, but we have, what you might call, an "Attitude Suitability Test", that you must take before you can be accepted. We just don't let anyone carry our badge, son."
Then, sliding a .40 Caliber Sig Sauer P-229 service pistol and a box of ammo across the desk, the Chief said, "Take this pistol and go out and shoot: One illegal alien, one lawyer, one meth dealer, one paedophile, one Muslim extremist, one Progressive Activist Democrat, and a rabbit."
"Why the rabbit?" queried the applicant.
"You pass," said the Chief Deputy. "When can you start?"
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[PJMEDIA] Just in time for Christmas! New York’s governor Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency for the Empire State after the news that the Omicron variant appeared in South Africa, even though there are no cases of it reported in New York State.
The first line of Hochul’s blurb regarding her state-of-emergency declaration reads, "Governor Kathy Hochul today announced urgent action to boost hospital capacity and address staffing shortages ahead of potential spikes in COVID-19 cases this upcoming winter."
Maybe firing all those heroes filthy, unvaccinated healthcare workers two months ago wasn’t such a good idea. In fact, it was downright idiotic. It makes me wonder if she got her COVID acumen from reading Cuomo’s "COVID leadership" book. Or perhaps she just wants to beat Cuomo’s serial-killer toll of 15,000 dead New Yorkers.
Hochul seems a bit too eager to flex her totalitarian muscle. If there are no Omicron cases, why worry? In her blurb, she claims that "It’s coming" and mentions "warning signs" of COVID spikes. New York is currently averaging 27 China flu deaths per day. Florida is averaging zero. Again, lockdowns don’t work.
Hochul’s declaration means that the Department of Health will have the authority to limit the number of non-essential health-related procedures in hospitals with limited bed capacity, which is 10% or less. Grandma’s new hip is going to have to wait. Hochul claims that the order will also expand hospital capacity rates and allow New York to acquire anti-COVID supplies faster.
The state of emergency will begin Dec. 3, 2021, and will last thru Jan. 15, 2022, when it will be re-assessed.
Hochul’s blurb goes on to tout mask mandates and vaccinations for kids. It pushes people to get fully vaccinated and then get the booster (even though Israel found out that 50% of their new COVID cases were people who were fully vaccinated). It also claims that her administration is...ready...this is hilarious...looking to "combat vaccine misinformation campaigns." Seriously, that’s part of the blurb.
[Townhall] Muhammad Ali said, "It ain't bragging if you can back it up." So, excuse me for bragging, but in my almost six years as a nationally syndicated radio and TV host, my predictions have been remarkably accurate. I'm not perfect, but I'm batting close to .990. It's the best record of anyone in the media.
Almost everything I've predicted has come true, including a stolen election based on mail-in voting without voter ID; a communist takeover of the USA based on lockdowns, COVID-19 "public safety" mandates and open borders; and President Joe Biden being a brain-dead puppet with dementia.
I was already warning on my Newsmax TV show about Biden's clearly diminished mental capacity back in 2019 and early 2020. It's all on tape.
I warned during the 2020 election that Biden and the Biden crime family are owned lock, stock and barrel by China and the Chinese Communist Party.
I also predicted that this communist takeover and purposeful destruction of America, American exceptionalism, capitalism, the American middle class and Judeo-Christian values was all designed, coordinated and carried out by a combination of former President Barack Obama, communist billionaire George Soros and the Chinese Communist Party.
This is all clearly happening right in front of our eyes.
So, I'm going to make another shocking prediction. Democrats (i.e., the party of radical, insane and hateful socialists, Marxists and communists) are getting ready to install Hillary Clinton as president of the United States.
You might ask, "How will they do it?" The answer is simple.
- pretending to carry hot sauce in her purse as a "girl from the hood"
- "I doan feel no ways tired"
Posted by: Frank G ||
11/30/2021 12:31 Comments ||
^ I think she drawled out "tard."
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
11/30/2021 12:33 Comments ||
speaking of the 2016 Prez election, many people believe Hillary's non campaigning in PA, WI and MI caused her loss
A book by a journalist following the campaign asked Hillary's staff about this. They said that their focus groups showed that when Hillary made a personal appearance, her votes went down. Her time was better spent shmoozing with donors and reporters.
Posted by: Lord Garth ||
11/30/2021 14:50 Comments ||
Dunno. She was crapping herself five years ago and has a personality to make Kumala charming.
[NEWS-LEADER] A judge blocked the federal government on Monday from mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for health care workers in Missouri and nine other states.U.S. District Judge Matthew Schelp in the Eastern District of Missouri wrote in his ruling that regulations handed down by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid earlier this month were issued improperly. The agency did not get approval from Congress to mandate vaccinations for health care workers, Schelp wrote, which he argued was necessary given the mandate's "vast economic and political significance." The rules were also issued without a standard period for public comment, which Schelp said the agency's justification for was not suitable.
"Truly, the impact of this mandate reaches far beyond COVID," Schelp wrote. "CMS seeks to overtake an area of traditional state authority by imposing an unprecedented demand to federally dictate the private medical decisions of millions of Americans. Such action challenges traditional notions of federalism."
Schelp also labeled the mandate "arbitrary and capricious," arguing that CMS "lacks evidence showing that vaccination status has a direct impact on spreading COVID" in the covered health care facilities; the agency has primarily pointed to data from long-term care facilities in its defense.
"No one questions that protecting patients and health care workers from contracting COVID is a laudable objective," he wrote. "But the court cannot, in good faith, allow CMS to enact an unprecedented mandate that lacks a 'rational connection between the facts found and the choice made.'"
[Blaze] Wisconsin U.S. Sens Tammy Baldwin (D) and Ron Johnson (R) released a joint statement Saturday asking outside groups to stop exploiting the Waukesha massacre for political purposes.
"It has come to our attention that outside individuals or groups may attempt to exploit the tragedy that occurred last Sunday in Waukesha for their own political purposes," the letter started. "As the U.S. Senators representing Wisconsin, one from each political party, we are asking anyone considering such action to cease and desist."
According to media reports, the statement was crafted because some conservative pundits blasted CNN, MSNBC, and other left-leaning media outlets for downplaying the story and/or rapidly moving on from it.
The bipartisan statement is as pointless as asking infamous bank robber John Dillinger to stop using a Colt .32 pistol. The style of gun didn’t make Dillinger an unrepentant criminal. His immorality did. America’s fight for political power has descended to a seemingly unprecedented level of immorality. Ambitious politicians quickly turn human tragedy into political capital.
I get the reluctance of the gatekeepers to politicize the Waukesha massacre. I understand Tammy Baldwin’s motivation, too. She’s a Democrat. Her party’s entire strategy is predicated on racial deception, hypocrisy, and division.
Ron Johnson is a fool and a coward. Like most politicians, he’s unwilling to stand on truth. Initially he had no problem attacking the duplicity of the left as it related to Waukesha. He folded. He foolishly thinks there’s value in making peace with people who believe men can get pregnant and men and women armed with flagpoles tried to overthrow the government.
There will be no peace until truth is restored. I'd say the author's "moral authority" is at the genetic level.
This cuck is demanding our silence about the complicity of BLM's rhetoric and Democrats' cynical exploitation of that rhetoric in a massacre of white people in a small town.
They are fomenting race war.
And now they want to suppress any and all mention of it -- just as they pushed a preposterous hoax about Russia and OrangeMan, and just as they to this day are suppressing the documented evidence of the Bidens' corruption and depravity.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.