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Atlanta Civic Circle Housing Affordability

Could Congress help Georgia, metro Atlanta disburse rental assistance cash faster?

The U.S. Capitol. Photo by Ian Hutchinson, via Unsplash.

Congresswoman Cori Bush introduced legislation earlier this week that seeks to expand access to federal emergency rental assistance (ERA) money, a proposal that could ramp up the distribution of critical funding at a time when many states — including Georgia — are lagging.

The move by the Missouri Democrat comes in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to kill a federal eviction moratorium that had served as the most powerful protection many Americans financially throttled by the pandemic had against displacement.

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