Anchorage virus housing assistance to be depleted by January

    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - Funding for a program providing housing assistance to residents in Alaska’s largest city during the coronavirus pandemic is expected to be depleted by the end of the year.

    The Anchorage Daily News reported Anchorage Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson says the available funds in the COVID-19 Rent and Mortgage Assistance Program will be exhausted by the end of December.

    Quinn-Davidson has issued a statement calling on Congress to provide additional funding for the federal relief initiative.

    The Anchorage Assembly allocated $20 million of the city’s relief funding to the housing program.

    About $9 million has been distributed to 4,000 households.

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