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Idaho Legislature's budget committee OK's $175M in emergency rental help

The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee on Monday voted 16-4 to approve the money that also requires approval in both the House and Senate.
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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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