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Atlanta Civic Circle Housing Affordability

Landlords, tenants lament roadblocks in DeKalb’s rental assistance program

A DeKalb County government building. (Credit: Google Maps)

Bemoaning the bureaucratic roadblocks encumbering DeKalb County’s emergency rental assistance program, a man who leases out just a single home in the community said Thursday, “I’m never going to be a landlord again when this is all done.”

During a virtual town hall meeting hosted by County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson, this landlord and others, as well as tenants struggling to pay rent due to the pandemic, lamented burdensome red tape and complex lessor-lessee friction that are separating people in need from crucial government funding.

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