Department of Community Affairs Rental Assistance program
The State of Georgia received $989 million from U.S. Treasury's Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide relief to individuals, families, and landlords whose finances have been negatively impacted since March 13, 2020, the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be used for rental and utility payments, including other associated expenses. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) administers this program which opened in March 2021. The money is distributed directly to landlords and service providers, where applicable, and eligible applicants will receive up to 18 months of payment relief. Individuals must qualify for unemployment or have experienced a financial hardship since March 13, 2020; demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and have household income at or below 80 percent of the area median income (AMI).
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs conducted a webinar to explain what the program is, who it can help, how to apply, etc. For your reference, you can find a recording of the weminar by clicking the link below.
For additional information about the Department of Community Affairs Rental Assistance program, please visit the rental assistance website below.
If you have any questions or concerns about the program, the AAA/GAA member contact for the Fulton County Emergency Rental Assistance Program is:
- Daphne Walker, Division Director, Housing Assistance Division
- You can also email the program directly
For additional information about rental assistance in other areas and across the state, please visit our website.
Rental Assistance Resources - Atlanta Apartment Association (atl-apt.org)