National group calls Georgia’s rental assistance program “one of the worst in the country”Photo credit: Emilia Weinrobe. Apartments for rent in Atlanta.
The head of a national nonprofit has decried the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA) Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program as “one of the worst in the country” and called for the state agency to either get its act together or let other organizations take the reins.
The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) held a rally in Atlanta on Tuesday to kick off a grassroots campaign “to support at-risk renters seeking help from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, which is mismanaging the provision of Emergency Rental Assistance,” according to a press release. More than 250 tenants gathered at the government office towers neighboring the state Capitol to demand better from the people managing the ERA program.