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Out of work Nashvillians to get stimulus grants to help them pay rents, mortgages

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  The Metro Council Tuesday night approved a plan to shift $10 million dollars from Nashville’s pandemic stimulus funding to help out of work Davidson County residents pay their rent or mortgage.

The plan was recommended by the nine member committee formed to help disperse the $121 million the city received in federal CARES Act relief aid.

With eviction moratoriums ending, housing advocates fear millions of Americans could quickly end up homeless.

The housing grants will be distributed by United Way of Greater Nashville and other community charities.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was updated 8/5/2020 to show that the rent reimbursement plan was approved by Metro Council on 8/4/2020. 

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