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BENTON HARBOR — Help is on the way for Benton Harbor residents struggling to pay rent and water bills due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Benton Harbor city commissioners Monday approved spending $600,000 for rental assistance and $300,000 for help with water bills from the money the city is receiving from the federal American Rescue Plan Act. The act is a COVID-19 stimulus package that was signed into law in March.

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