Officials in Macon-Bibb County took action against the city’s growing population of unhoused people with the bulldozing of a downtown encampment Wednesday.
The rental assistance program is administered statewide by the Department of Community Affairs, and it offers federal funds covering up to 18 months in rent and utility bills. The department has so far struggled to distribute its first allotment of federal funding despite what experts and advocates call a clear housing need.
The U.S. Treasury will soon determine if Georgia’s emergency rental program is making enough progress to prevent losing $120 million to other cities, counties, and states whose applications and payments have been processed more effectively.
It's not the tsunami of evictions that some experts had feared, but eviction filings are rising sharply in many cities. Meanwhile, $47 billion from Congress to help is finally reaching more renters.
Congress approved $47 billion to pay back rent and prevent evictions. But after nearly 10 months, the vast majority of that money has not reached the millions of people who desperately need it.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of Georgians, the need for legal services has skyrocketed. But Peach State residents are challenged to find affordable legal representation, especially those living in rural areas.
The CDC's new, more limited eviction moratorium may help it survive legal challenges. President Biden is pushing states to quickly distribute federal aid to the millions of renters who need it.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Data from hospitals in key regions of Georgia make it clear: A fourth wave of COVID-19, another surge, has begun. Meanwhile, U.S. Senate candidate Gary Black isn’t waiting for Herschel Walker to declare his intentions about running for the senate. Black released an ad this week mocking Walker’s waiting game.
Monday on Political Rewind: Concern about the resurgence of COVID-19 in Georgia is growing as the summer break draws to a close. Meanwhile, congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. allowed the end of an federal eviction moratorium over the weekend.
Across much of Georgia, as more eviction cases advance through the courts, the pressure is growing to speed up distribution of hundreds of millions of federal dollars for rental assistance to tenants and their landlords before it’s too late.
A senator is asking why a corporate landlord has filed to evict renters in predominantly Black counties at four times the rate as renters in predominantly white counties.
Congress approved $47 billion to help struggling renters avoid eviction. But that money still isn't reaching many who need it. And an eviction moratorium from the CDC expires at the end of the month.
A report says a corporate landlord run by a former Goldman Sachs partner has filed to evict renters in predominantly Black counties at four times the rate as renters in predominantly white counties.
Mobile home owners right now are twice as likely as other homeowners to be behind on housing payments. And some are losing their homes over small amounts of rent they owe for land the home sits on.
Judges in Texas are being told it's not their job to enforce a CDC order aimed at stopping evictions. Housing groups fear that a wave of unnecessary evictions will leave thousands homeless.