What does disaster unmet needs mean?
Unmet needs are all costs related to your recovery that were not covered by other resources.
By Murray Wennerlund published 8-27-2022 updated 9-4-2022
By Murray Wennerlund published 3-28-2021 updated 1-11-2022
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SEC. 3201. EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE.
(d) Use Of Funds. -
(1)IN GENERAL. - An eligible grantee shall only use the funds provided from payments made under this section as follows:
(A) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. -
(i) IN GENERAL. - Subject to clause (ii) of this subparagraph, funds received by an eligible grantee from payments made under this section shall be used to provide financial assistance to eligible households, not to exceed 18 months, including the payment of -
(II) rental arrears;
(III) utilities and home energy costs;
(IV) utilities and home energy costs arrears; and
(V) other expenses related to housing, as defined by the Secretary.
(2) ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLD. - The term "eligible household" means a household of 1 or more individuals who are obligated to pay rent on a residential dwelling and with respect to which the eligible grantee involved determines that -
(A) 1 or more individuals within the household has -
(i) qualified for unemployment benefits; or
(ii) experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship during or due, directly or indirectly, to the coronavirus pandemic;
(B) 1 or more individuals within the household can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and
(C) the household is a low-income family (as such term is defined in section 3(b) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437a(b)).