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Low-income renters at risk as shutdown wears on

Jan 08, 2019 - CNN

The ongoing shutdown is creating uncertainty for tens of thousands of low-income tenants who rely on the federal government to help pay their rent.

The Department of Housing & Urban Development hasn't been able to renew roughly 1,650 contracts with private building owners who rent to poor Americans. These contracts either ran out in December or are expiring this month. Another 550 contracts are set to lapse in February.

Those contracts cover around 130,000 households, who have an ave...