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Atlanta Civic Circle Housing Affordability

Renters, activists protest state rental aid program’s shortcomings at DCA official’s Buckhead home

Activists join NACA CEO Bruce Marks, center, outside DCA commissioner Christopher Nunn's home. (Credit: NACA, via Twitter)

Georgia renters and housing activists rallied outside the Buckhead home of the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) commissioner on Saturday to call foul on what they consider a dysfunctional emergency rental assistance (ERA) program.

For months, the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) has decried the DCA’s handling of the hundreds of millions of rental aid dollars from the U.S. Treasury Department intended to help Georgians avoid eviction. The DCA has disbursed only about 12% of the Treasury funds it received a year ago.

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