Rental Assistance Resources

Rental Assistance Resources

Georgia's State-wide Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The State of Georgia received $552 million from U.S. Treasury’s Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide relief to individuals, families, and landlords whose finances have been negatively impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be used to bring past due utilities and rent current for households with rental arrears to be administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA). The money will be distributed directly to landlords/utility companies, and eligible applicants can receive up to 12-15 months of payment relief. Residents must have experienced a reduction in income, significant costs, or financial hardship due to COVID-19; demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and have a current household income at or below 80 percent of the area median income (AMI).

Property Owners & Managers Can Apply Directly for Funds on Behalf of Eligible Residents at
Phone: 833-827-7368 / 833-827-RENT

*Applications from properties outside of metro area counties that have their own Emergency Rental Assistance Programs with funding available (see below) will be prioritized by State Program.

View presentation from DCA/GAA Rental Assistance Webinar for details on how to apply here: DCA Rental Assistance Presentation

Documents Required with Application
• Completed GRA Landlord Application
• Identification (State ID or passport)
• Proof of ownership or Authorization/Agreement to act on behalf of owner or management company
• Copy of lease
• Ledger of tenant’s payment history in 2020 and 2021
• W-9 and bank information for ACH payment

Presentation Provided by 

Association Staff

The Executive Director is responsible for the management of the Association by recommending and participating in the formulation of new policies and decisions. Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates the programs and activities to assure that objectives are attained, plans fulfilled, and member needs met, while also maintaining effective internal and external relationships. Through management and leadership, the director achieves economical, productive performance, future programming, and constructive growth of the Association.
Denise McClary
Denise McClary
30 Years in Multifamily Industry Executive Director Greater Columbus Apartment Association (706)568-9990
Executive Director