CARES ACT money is needed for rent and mortgage.

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The last Douglas County Commissioners meeting of 2020 was very heated.

The big topic was the CARES Act money and what to do with the funds that were not spent at the end of last year.

Douglas County Commissioner Mike Boyle said, “I talked to Jim Cavanaugh and we’re going to make a presentation to the county board that’s on the agenda. I believe we’re asking for two million dollars of what was left over from the rental assistance, that we turn that into rental assistance again. This time giving it to some agencies here in Omaha that do that, we’re not going to do it ourselves.”

There are people in the county who would like to see COVID-related mortgage assistance for renters, some county board members say dealing with mortgages is just too complicated.

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