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Rental & Mortgage Assistance

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CDC Tenant's Declaration Form (here)

Unless the CDC order is extended, changed, or ended, the order prevents you from being evicted or removed from where you are living through March 31, 2021. You are still required to pay rent and follow all the other terms of your lease and the rules of the place where you live.

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State of Georgia Rental Assistance Program

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs will begin administering the State of Georgia Rental Assistance Program (GRA). Payment will be made directly to landlords and utility providers. ​

WHEN: Starts March 8, 2021- until

WHO: Renters with their past due rent and utilities.

  • Qualified for unemployment benefits OR experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to COVID-19;

  • Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability;

  • Has a household income at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI), Households below 50% AMI, and 90 days or longer unemployment are prioritized.

REQUIREMENTS:  Documents with the completed application.

  • Identification (State ID or a passport)

  • Income documents for every adult (age 18 and older) in the household and unearned income attributable to a minor

  • Past due rent notice or past due utility bills

  • Copy of the lease or bill showing the amount owed, the utility provider, and account number

  • Signed attestation of COVID-19 hardship will be required within the application portal to determine eligibility.

Landlord Documents: 

  • Completed GRA Landlord  Statement of Delinquent Rent

  • Identification w/ Proof of ownership or Authorization/Agreement to act on behalf of the owner or the management company

  • W-9 and bank information for ACH payment

Who is not eligible?

  • Renter household incomes above 80% of Area Median Income,

  • NO renter on federal subsidy (e.g. Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, Project-Based Section 8)

How much rent can you pay?

 Recipients of assistance may receive up to 12 months of rental and utility arrears, which includes a maximum of three months of future rental assistance if needed, and funding is available, to ensure housing stability.  The amount of assistance for each household is limited to $15,000, and the amount of forwarding rent is limited to 3 months at this time.

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2-1-1 Contact Center is an information and referral resource that connects people to the essential health and human services they need. Use Charlie the chatbot, the 2-1-1 mobile app or text GACOVID19 to 898-211 to receive a list of full available resources.

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