The number of Americans who are receiving rent assistance has increased to a level not seen since the Great Depression, and the number of families receiving the aid has increased as well.
As of Sept. 15, there were 1.6 million families receiving rent aid, up from 1.3 million families in June, according to data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The total number of households receiving rent subsidies in the country is now at about 2.3 billion, according the data.
The rise in families receiving emergency rent subsidies, which is a way for the government to make payments to people who have lost their homes, has been one of the biggest issues in recent years for many.
The program was created as part of the Affordable Care Act, and since its inception, the number has risen each year.
Under the Emergency Rent Assistance program, families who receive rent assistance are required to work and make monthly payments to the government.
If the families don’t make the payments, the government will cover the remaining balance.
The government also pays out an additional $1.75 a month for each person who receives rent assistance and a further $3.75 for each dependent child.
The program has helped millions of Americans over the years, especially those who are renters who are in crisis.
But, with the economic downturn, it’s become increasingly difficult to make ends meet.
This year, more than 60 million Americans, or 8 percent of all households, are facing financial stress, according a recent report by the Urban Institute.
In addition to being unable to pay rent, many families are also finding themselves out of work because of stagnant wages, according for example to a recent Wall Street Journal article.
And while there is an emergency rent subsidy program for some renters, it doesn’t necessarily cover all the costs associated with housing, like utilities, heating and other utilities, as well as the cost of childcare, according experts.
The Emergency Rent Supplement program helps the government pay rent subsidies to low-income families and families with dependent children.
The amount of rent assistance that families receive depends on the size of their household and their income, the report said.
The National Association of Realtors estimates that the cost to the federal government for providing emergency rent support is $1 billion a year, according and a recent analysis by the Congressional Budget Office.
The federal government provides the program to people in need of rent support because it is the only source of assistance that is guaranteed by law, according Toomey.
“We’ve got to be able to keep the economy going and keep the jobs,” Toomeysaid.
“But we also have to be realistic that we don’t want to end up with a situation where a lot of people who are struggling have nowhere to live.”