(CBS DETROIT) – The Detroit City Council is urging Michigan’s housing agency to speed up rent aid applications in Wayne County.

The funds are part of the state’s COVID Emergency Rental Assistance program.

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Wayne County accounts for about one-third of applications sent to the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, and it can sometimes take up to 90 days to get approval.

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The MSHDA says it has hired staff to process Detroit applications and added another agency in Wayne County to handle the load.

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