NY’s slow-moving rent relief program has helped just 7K families, audit finds

New York State’s federally funded program to rescue renters hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic has helped just 7,000 families and awarded less than $100 million so far — just a fraction of what’s available, a blistering new audit revealed Monday.

The report from state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli revealed that was just a mere fraction of the 168,000 families that have applied for assistance so far and that officials have handed out less than 4 percent of the $2.6 billion the state received from the feds.

“There are billions in federal aid to help renters who fell behind on payments in the pandemic, but this money

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