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The sign outside Highland Apartments on Becker Avenue Southeast in Willmar is pictured. Monthly payments to area landlords that subsidize low-income tenants could be put at risk if the partial government shutdown continues for a significant period of time. More than 40 families in Willmar receive subsidies from their landlords through the HRA. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Partial federal shutdown puts payments to landlords for low-income tenants at risk

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WILLMAR — Monthly payments to area landlords that subsidize low-income tenants could be put at risk if the partial federal government shutdown continues into November and beyond, a local housing official says.

“If the shutdown continues we won’t be able to forward any more payments to them,’’ says Jill Bengtson, executive director of the Willmar, Kandiyohi County and McLeod County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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