Allentown received millions in pandemic relief, but can cash solve our housing crisis? By Lillian Bernstein
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.