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Atlanta Civic Circle Housing Affordability

City of Atlanta brings $12 million more federal dollars into rent relief pot

Atlanta City Hall. (Photo by Kelly Jordan)

The Atlanta City Council on Monday voted to inject another $12 million of federal money into its emergency rental assistance (ERA) account, paving the way for the city to accept more applicants for vital government funds as the pandemic threatens the financial and housing stability of tens of thousands in the metro area.

The newly passed ordinance authorizes the city’s chief financial officer to “create all necessary funds and project numbers to support the 2021 ERA Program 2 Grant,” according to the legislation, which was sponsored by Councilwoman Andrea Boone.

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