Rockdale residents and landlords seeking rental assistance may apply to Georgia DCA for help

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Rockdale residents and landords seeking rental assistance may apply to Georgia DCA for help

 

 

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – The State of Georgia has received $552 million from the U.S. Treasury’s Federal Emergency Rental Assistance program to provide relief to individuals, families and landlords whose finances have been negatively impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For those who qualify, the money will be distributed directly to the landlord, and eligible applicants will receive up to 12 months of payment relief. The federal funds will be used to bring past due rent and utility payments current.

Rockdale County residents in need of assistance are encouraged to apply for assistance through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) at the following link: https://georgiarentalassistance.ga.gov/.

Rockdale County did not receive the funds directly because it did not meet the population requirements as other larger counties such as Fulton, DeKalb and Gwinnett counties, which have more than 300,000 residents, said Jennifer Rutledge, Rockdale’s Director of Legislative Affairs and County Clerk.

Rockdale has just under 100,000  residents, said Rutledge said.

Tenants applying for assistance will need the following items when visiting the site:

  • Identification (State ID or passport)
  • Income documents for every adult 18 and older in the household
  • Past due rent notice or utility bills, provider, and account number
  • Copy of lease
  • Attest to unemployment eligibility or documents showing a reduction in income, significant costs, or financial hardship due directly or indirectly to COVID-19

Landlords applying for assistance will need the following items when visiting the site:

  • Identification (State ID or passport)
  • Proof of ownership or Authorization/Agreement to act on behalf of owner of management company
  • Statement of Delinquent Rent
  • W-9 and bank information for ACH payment

For more information, visit the DCA webpage for rental assistance at https://georgiarentalassistance.ga.gov/ or call 833-827-RENT (7368)

 

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