A total of $552 million went to Georgia as part of the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
The information was released by the State Governor, Brian Kemp, who pointed out that the resources come from the $ 25 billion that Congress approved to be distributed in the different states and in this way help tenants who have delays in the payment of your housing rents and public services.
“The effects of COVID-19 have affected many Georgians economically,” Kemp said.
The Department of Community Affairs will carry out the assignments. Payments will be made directly to landlords and utility providers.
To qualify for the program, you must meet the following guidelines:
- Qualify for unemployment benefits.
- Have experienced a reduction in household income.
- Incur significant costs.
- Experiencing financial difficulties due to COVID-19, either directly or indirectly.
- Demonstrate the risk of experiencing homelessness or homelessness.
- Have a family income equal to or less than 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI), with priority given to: households below 50% of the AMI, and households with one or more people who have been unemployed for 90 days or more in the time of application.