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Relief winds, tags open, and housing help
VNN Weekly Digest September 5-11
Here’s a look at the week’s top stories:
‘Between a rock and a hard spot’ as covid rent assistance winds down
(OKLAHOMA) After her brother’s funeral a year ago, Johnesha Whiteside and both of her parents got covid. Whiteside was unable to work, and the Midwest City, Okla. resident received six months of rent assistance from Community Cares Partners, an Oklahoma City resource center created to disperse covid rent and utility relief.
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Tag locations open across the Reservation
(MUSCOGEE NATION) The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Tax Commission has opened new locations in Coweta, Jenks, and Okemah to expand services to those who live outside of reservation boundaries. The Okmulgee office will serve as the central location and the Southern Regional Office in Wetumka will operate the same with services available only on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
$83.8 million grant to help with affordable housing
(MICHIGAN) On Wednesday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order establishing the Statewide Housing Partnership within the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA).
WEATHER ACROSS AMERICA
(NATIONAL) Slight Risks of excessive rainfall over Upper Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, and Eastern Gulf Coast, and Marginal Risk elsewhere.
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