Metro Atlanta governments have distributed 12% of the federal funds made available this year to prevent residential evictions for nonpayment of rent related to COVID-19, according to a tally of the latest report from the Treasury Department.
CDC eviction ban reaches Supreme Court; Atlanta case a vital piece in Covid debate
A lawyer handling the federal appeal in Atlanta of the CDC eviction moratorium on tenants during the Covid pandemic said Friday he holds little hope the Supreme Court will use a case it received Thursday to stop the moratorium.
New ARC tool tracks eviction filings across metro Atlanta
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) earlier this month debuted a new data analytics tool that could help local leaders track and respond to the eviction crisis spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic.
OPINION: Eviction moratoriums simply delay the inevitable, an exacerbated housing crisis
Although eviction moratoriums strive to keep people in their homes while they weather the storm of the novel coronavirus, the hard truth is that such efforts merely delay the inevitable.
Pandemic-afflicted households can claim thousands from Atlanta’s new rental assistance program
Nearly 7,000 Atlantans feeling the strain of the coronavirus pandemic could get help paying rent, utility bills or security deposits, thanks to a new partnership with United Way of Greater Atlanta.
More apartments sought by program that matches renters with landlords of affordable units
An Atlanta non-profit that helps individuals who are a wisp short of finding affordable housing is seeking to expand its pool of residences before the next round of residents are displaced.
As wave of evictions looms, Atlanta mayor aims to put kibosh on displacement — for now
While a tidal wave of evictions looms large over metro Atlantans in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who recently announced she’s contracted the virus herself, is shooting to curb the number of people who are uprooted from their homes.
Fulton County again bumps residential eviction proceedings amid pandemic
On Wednesday, the Magistrate Court of Fulton County once again suspended, among other matters, residential eviction proceedings, a blessing for people whose living situations have been put in jeopardy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Fulton County, eviction proceedings still on hold — for now
Fulton County officials have put a pin in eviction proceedings, keeping residents whose finances have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic safe at home. For now, that is.
Database shows which households are protected from eviction during coronavirus pandemic
Although government agencies big and small have put the kibosh on eviction proceedings for many renters, it’s not easy to find out exactly who is protected.