With $1.3 billion coming into the State of Georgia for emergency rental assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance 1 (ERA1) and ERA2 programs administered through the U.S. Department of Treasury, vital support is now available for metro Atlanta residents who may face evictions once the eviction moratorium expires.
As we know, any disruption in housing for these residents means a disruption in their ability to participate as productive members of our region’s workforce. Fortunately, through the federal funding, metro Atlanta is now home to several rental assistance programs, all geographically based, that can connect our region’s low-to-moderate income workers with the assistance they need to maintain stable housing.
At the June MAX Leadership Network, the heroic Ann Cramer led a discussion with housing legend Jack Hardin, Tonya Cureton Curry, Deputy Commissioner with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, and Audrea Rease, Executive Director of Star-C. Together, they reviewed the latest landscape for rental assistance, discussed challenges in accessing the influx of rental assistance dollars, and shared how workforce partners can help.
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The MAX Leadership Network is comprised of workforce leaders who convene regularly to strengthen our collective capacity as workforce developers to meet the needs that employers have for a ready workforce. Members of this network come together to jointly do the following:
- Learn more about who is doing what, where, and for whom
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The MAX Leadership Network will convene again on August 9th.