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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the housing and financial stability of millions of renters and property owners. To help, Congress appropriated $25 billion in emergency rental assistance, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ordered a moratorium on residential evictions.
Among federal efforts to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic are the CARE Act of 1990 and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program (HOPWA) administered by the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), respectively.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on lead poisoning and the effectiveness of local health agencies' notification to public housing authorities (PHA) of children diagnosed with elevated blood levels (EBL).