On February 19, Gov. Kemp announced that the State of Georgia has received more than $552 million in stimulus funds through the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

From the Georgia Department of Community Affairs: If you’re a Georgia renter who has fallen behind on rent payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may qualify for assistance. The Georgia Rental Assistance Program can provide up to 15 months of rental assistance and utility assistance, paid directly to landlords and service providers on behalf of tenants. Click here for more information

Columbus Consolidated Government has partnered with the Georgia DCA to improve access to this funding. They are holding a landlord information session Thursday, March 18 at 9:00 am and at 2:00 pm. To register, email Robert Scott and include your contact information and which time works best for you.

 
Alabama Housing Finance Authority (AHFA) will soon begin administering relief for renter households experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic through the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Alabama Program. They will begin accepting applications from landlords and tenants for ERA Alabama assistance on March 1. Read more