DeKalb County suspending applications to tenant, landlord assistance program

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DeKalb County, GA — DeKalb County is suspending acceptance of new applications to its tenant-landlord assistance program.

DeKalb County Commission Presiding Officer Steve Bradshaw made the announcement on Nov. 23.

“Due to the limited amount of remaining funds and the large number of pending applications, DeKalb announced that it is suspending the acceptance of new applications for financial help through the DeKalb Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition program,” Bradshaw said in a Facebook post. “The last day to apply for the program will be Wednesday, Nov. 24, at 5 p.m.”

He said $19.7 million has been given to 2,425 families and landlord’s. That’s 91.2 percent of the program’s $21.6 million budget.

“The average applicant has received approximately $7,500 for rental arrearages and/or past-due utility payments,” Bradshaw said. “As of Nov. 15, the TLAC program had approximately 5,700 applications pending. Those tenants and landlords who already have in-person appointments scheduled and/or submitted completed applications will still be considered for the remaining TLAC funds.

“Those needing rental assistance may also apply to the Georgia Rental Assistance Program, administered by the Department of Community Affairs, at www.georgiarentalassistance.ga.gov, or call 833-827-7368. For more information about the DeKalb Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition program, visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov/renthelp or call 404-371-3201.”

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