More than 10 million Americans depend on a federal rent relief program that helps them pay rent for housing.

Now the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is asking Congress to fund a new program to help homeless people who want to find affordable housing.

The program would focus on low-income people who are renters, and would give them the ability to apply for housing vouchers and rent assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The program is aimed at helping people who cannot afford to live in a traditional housing market because they are homeless or because they have been evicted from their homes.

However, some advocates are concerned that the program is too broad, and that it could be used to benefit low-wage workers or minorities. 

The program, called the Low Income Housing Assistance Program (LIHAP), is intended to help people who have been kicked out of their homes because of evictions, and who are facing eviction because of lack of housing. 

According to the Housing and Community Development (HCD) website, LIHAP helps low- and moderate-income families in every region of the country:  “The Low Income Homeownership Assistance Program supports low- to moderate-level renters who are looking for housing in the United States.

It helps low and moderate income families purchase, maintain, and renovate their homes and provides assistance to renters in paying rent and other utilities.” 

The website says that LIHap has “worked with more than 4 million homeowners to buy and maintain homes since the program’s inception in 1997.”

The program provides rental assistance to families in more than 60 states, and is available to low- or moderate-wage families. 

The HCD website explains that it is “designed to help low- income households who need to find housing in low-to-moderate-income neighborhoods, or to those with children or disabled family members.”

The website also notes that the programs are administered by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). 

“As a result, the FHA has a wide range of financial assistance available to families of all incomes, ages, and characteristics,” the website says.

“For many of the most vulnerable families, however, the financial assistance program is limited and they need assistance to buy or renovate a home.” 

“With over a billion households in the country, the LIHPA provides assistance that is available through the FHFA, which means it is tailored to each individual household,” the site says. 

 The Federal Housing Authority (FAA) was established to manage and administer the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage programs, and the LIHEAP is administered by HUD. 

“In 2017, FHA and HUD funded an additional $100 million in LIHEap assistance to low and low-cost households, helping them to buy, maintain and renovat their homes,” the HCD site says, “which helped close the housing gap between families and renters.” 

 In a statement, HUD said that LIHEA is “a critical component of our housing assistance programs that provide rental assistance and help low and modest-income renters acquire and maintain affordable housing.” 

In the statement, HCD says that “the Federal Housing Agency (FHFA) is the Federal agency administering the program.

It works with FHA to identify and coordinate the housing assistance program, which helps to ensure that families and individuals with housing needs can obtain the rental assistance they need.” 

According a study released by the Urban Institute, the average monthly rent for a two-person household in the US is $1,732.

In contrast, the cost of rent for the median family household in 2020 was $1.081 per month, or $22,879 per year. 

(The figures come from HUD’s Housing Opportunity Index, a report that tracks the market trends and trends in affordable housing.) 

The report also found that the average household with children in the U.S. had an average monthly cost of housing of $2,715, or less than $12,000 per year in 2018. 

HUD also said that “while the program provides financial assistance to people with low incomes, it is not an effective or comprehensive rental assistance program.

Many families in the program are renters who do not have the financial resources to purchase or maintain their homes.” 

HUD’s announcement came just hours after the Senate passed the Housing Opportunity Equity and Fairness Act, a bipartisan bill that would expand LIHEAs housing assistance to more people.

The bill is sponsored by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and is expected to pass the Senate on Monday. 

While the bill is a step in the right direction, it will not do much to help families and people with disabilities. 

As a senator, Murphy has repeatedly said that he supports the LIHA and will work to ensure its continued funding.

In the statement released by HUD, the agency said, “HUD will continue to support