SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – There is still a lot of money available for rental support for San Diegans struggling during the pandemic.

The county received approximately $ 216 million to help tenants. and after three months there is still about $ 161 million left.

The average payouts across the county ranged from $ 4,000 to nearly $ 6,000, according to the county.

Some economists believe that tenants with multiple rounds of pandemic-induced stimulus money may have found a way to pay rent despite job insecurity.

Point Loma Nazarene University Chief Economist Lynn Reaser discussed at Good Evening San Diego why so few San Diegan residents are applying for rent subsidies.