Georgia Rental Assistance Program working to process applications submitted before suspension

Georgia tenants are frustrated with the statewide rental assistance program.

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For the past year and a half, one of the top leaders of the Georgia Rental Assistance Program says the state has been able to successfully keep 51,000 tenants housed.

Tonya Cureton Curry, the deputy commissioner for the GA Dept. of Community Affairs, was a guest on “Closer Look.”

She told program host Rose Scott that the state received $989 million from the U.S. Treasury’s Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide relief for Georgia residents experiencing financial hardship amid the pandemic.

During the conversation, Cureton Curry explained why the state recently suspended applications for the program and what’s currently being done to help people who submitted their applications before the suspension took place.