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Atlanta Civic Circle Housing Affordability

Despite lagging distribution, state officials say they won’t forfeit federal rental assistance funds

Due to an increased financial strain many families face as a result of the pandemic, Congress approved additional funding for housing vouchers as part of its American Rescue Plan. (Photo by Rashid Sadykov, Unsplash)

Although Georgia has been slower to distribute federal rental assistance funds than most of the country, officials with the state’s Department of Community Affairs (DCA) say they won’t forfeit any of the money back to the U.S. Treasury Department.

Treasury officials are at liberty to reclaim and reallocate Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program cash from governments that had spent less than 30 percent of that money by Sept. 30. As of the end of August, the DCA had disbursed just 7 percent of the more than $550 million the feds had granted the agency during the ERA program’s first round.

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1 Comment

  1. Jeffery Stanley October 14, 2021 7:35 pm

    What?The state of Georgia isn’t going to return the tax paying citizens money back to the Dept.of the Treasury!They haven’t dispursed the money accordingly anyway so the Federal government should demand it back with penalties!!For being noncompliance from their authority. September 30th is almost 15 days into October and the state of Georgia is still ignoring the Federal Governments mandate!!Wow,what a weak government we have.Report

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