The Treasury Department will redirect more than $800 million in rental assistance funds to jurisdictions with backlogged aid requests, The Wall Street Journal reported this week. 

Officials speaking to the Journal would not specify which regions will pick up additional funds as a result of the reshuffling, but did say jurisdictions with large amounts of unused funds include less-populous states like Montana and North Dakota. A portion of the funds may be moved within, rather than between, states, the Journal reported.

The Biden Administration's renter relief program has faced scrutiny in recent months for being staggeringly slow to roll out funds across the country: data released by the Treasury Department in August showed that just $4.7 billion of the nearly $47 billion appropriated by Congress had been distributed through July. 

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