Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Atlanta Housing (AH) CEO Eugene Jones, Jr. announced several rent relief efforts for seniors, families, and other residents who live in AH-owned or subsidized units and have lost income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes Housing Choice Voucher Program participants.The full press release is available here: https://www.atlantaga.gov/Home/Components/News/News/13322/672
Those residents suffering a loss of income due to COVID-19 can certify their current income and upon approval, receive a rent reduction, up to 100 percent of the contract rent, for two months, covering the months of April and May 2020, with AH making payment directly to the property owner or management company.
“These measures will provide much-needed relief for those who desperately need it,” said Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. “As we—as a community—navigate unprecedented circumstances as a result of COVID-19, we have a responsibility to exhaust all reasonable options to support Atlanta families.”
“Atlanta Housing’s rent relief efforts are designed to address the financial uncertainty residents face due to the pandemic and subsequent shelter-in-place order,” said AH Board Chair Dr. Christopher Edwards. “AH will continue to champion Mayor Bottoms’ initiatives, who has shown compassionate leadership throughout this crisis, and we will continue to be responsive to the needs of our residents.”
For more information about specific programs and available relief, see: https://www.atlantahousing.org/COVID19/
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