The Gold Rush Allentown received millions in pandemic relief, but can cash solve our housing crisis? By Lillian Bernstein This article was supported by a grant from Brown University’s Royce Fellowship Reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government gave Allentown a windfall of over $57 million dollars in 2021 to support the city’s recovery. […]
As government rental assistance runs out, can we work on solving the eviction crisis instead of relying on quick and temporary solutions?
Maintaining affordable housing in a city like Allentown with its older buildings and high demand isn’t cheap, and the city’s public housing authority has long been underfunded.
As the pandemic brought an increase in unemployment, those who were already struggling to pay their rent found themselves in a precarious situation.