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Rent Relief: U.S. Treasury's Emergency Rent Assistance (ERA)

Federal emergency rental assistance funding from the U.S. Treasury to Georgia totals $710 million. $552 million is to be distributed by the State of Georgia's Department of Community Affairs (DCA).


Additionally, 12 cities and counties were given a direct allocation - including the City of Atlanta and seven of the 10 counties in Atlanta Regional Commission's "10 County" region. According to DCA officials, when a jurisdiction's funding has been expended, applicants from those jurisdictions can apply through the Georgia portal. 

Federal Funding for rental assistance carry the following requirements for applicants:

•   Incomes less than 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI). Check AMI level here

•   One or more individuals in the household has qualified for unemployment benefits or can attest in writing that they have experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic; and

•    One or more individuals in the household can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability which may include a past due utility or rent notice or an eviction notice; or unsafe or unhealthy living conditions; or any other evidence of such risk.

We are actively updating this website as additional program information is made available. We've made every effort to make sure the information is accurate. If in doubt, please see your county or city's website.


Check your Area Median Income level

  • Visit this website

  • Click “Click Here for FY 2020 IL Documentation”

  • Select your State and County

  • View the chart based upon household size.

  • Your household income must be below the amount listed for 80% AMI, adjusted for your household size  

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