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The aid is meant to help tenants, and tenants must apply for it, but the money goes directly to their landlords. If landlords refuse to participate, the funds can go directly to tenants. Ryan Murphy, Statewide Housing Navigator for the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, helps people apply for emergency rental assistance. She said it’s rare for landlords to refuse to participate.
“I’ve only had a couple of times when a landlord was not willing to participate in it,” she said.