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Apple Valley approves use of federal money for COVID-19 victims

Apple Valley residents who have been hurt financially by COVID-19 may now receive help from the city.

The town council recently approved using money from federal Community Development Block Grants to help residents with rent payments, utilities, and security deposits, according to a statement on the town’s website.

Block Grant funds are distributed annually to cities by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Typically, the money is used to improve downtown areas and make them more attractive to businesses.

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program will receive $197,000 from the federal agency. It’s scheduled to last three months.

Applicants will be served on a first-come-first-serve basis. Pre-qualification forms are available at www.av.town/housing.

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