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Atlanta Civic Circle Housing Affordability

“Technical glitch” stunts Atlanta’s emergency housing assistance program

With the end of the federal eviction moratorium right around the corner, a recent computer error frustrated the City of Atlanta’s emergency housing assistance program, complicating renters’ ability to seek financial support amid the pandemic.

Last week, soon after the city announced its federally funded assistance program would be again accepting applications, some would-be recipients of the money — which could be used to help pay rent, utility bills or other housing-related expenses — received error messages suggesting “We were unable to save your intake information” and “You will need to reapply for assistance.”

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