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City of Yuma provides rental assistance

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The City of Yuma is helping community members in need by offering rental assistance to those most impacted by the coronavirus.

The City of Yuma received $370,000 as part of the Community Development Block Grant made possible by the CARES Act.

The city says they have received over 100 applicants, and 80 of those have been sent for final approval.

City officials say they only expected to assist 150 families, but extend their helping hand to more families because of how low the rent is for residents.

The Western Arizona Council of Government is the one cutting the checks to the community members once their applications are approved.

To qualify, the two most important factors are living within city limits and have a dramatic economic impact due to the pandemic.

As businesses begin to re-open, city officials say they know there are still people out there who aren't getting the same amount of hours they used to get.

They continue to encourage anyone who are struggling to apply for this assistance.

You can find out more qualifications and where to submit an application on the city website.

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