From the Georgia Department of Community Affairs:
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs will begin administering the State of Georgia Rental Assistance Program (GRA) in early March 2021. GRA can help renters with their past due rent and utilities. Payment will be made directly to landlords and utility providers. More information on program details and how to apply will be added to this page as soon as the online application portal is ready. Below are some of the federal guidelines for the program.
GRA can serve renter households that have combined incomes less than 80% of Area Median Income (AMI) who meet the following conditions: Qualified for unemployment benefits or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to COVID-19; and Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; AND Has a household income at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) , with priority given to: 1) households below 50 percent of the AMI, or 2) households with one or more individuals who have been unemployed 90 days or longer at the time of application Households with incomes that fall below 50% AMI will be prioritized. Households are also prioritized where one or more household members are unemployed and have been unemployed for 90 days.
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