The Idaho Legislature's budget committee has approved $175 million for emergency rental assistance stemming from people struggling to pay rent during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee on Monday voted 16-4 to approve the money that also requires approval in both the House and Senate.
The money is part of the $900 million in new coronavirus rescue money the state received in December but hasn't yet allocated.
President Joe Biden last month extended a nationwide eviction ban to the end of March.
It's part of a plan to reduce the spread of the coronavirus by preventing people from falling into homelessness.
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