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STATE OF GEORGIA RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

What is GRA? 

The State of Georgia received $552 million from the US Treasury's Federal 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 rent and utility payments current up to 12 months. This program is being administered through the GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF CIMMUITY AFFAIRS (DCA).

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Those who qualify for unemployment or have experienced a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2. Those who can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
3. Those who have a household income at or below 80% of the area median income with priority given to households below 0% of the area median income.
4. Renter households that receive a monthly federal subsidy ( e.g. Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, Project Based Section 8). Program eligibility is limited to the tenant's portion of the rent. 

1. Those with a household income above 80% of area median income. 
2. Those who CANNOT show a COVID-19 hardship or risk of homelessness or housing instability through an eviction notice or a pat-due rent statement.

All jurisdictions with the exception of those areas receiving their own funding.
For more information about which areas are providing their own funding, see our website FAQ regarding jurisdictions.

1. IDENTIFICATION - State ID or Passport
2. INCOME DOCUMENTS for every adult (age 18 and older) in the household.
3. PAST-DUE RENT NOTICE OR UTILITY BILLS, provider, and account number
4. COPY OF LEASE
5. Attest to unemployment eligibility OR documents showing a reduction in income, significant costs, or financial hardship due directly or indirectly to COVID-19

1. IDENTIFICATION - State ID or Passport
2. PROOF OF OWNERSHIP or Authorization/agreement to act on behalf of owner of management company. 
3. STATEMENT OF DELINQUENT RENT 
4. W-9 AND BANK INFORMATION for ACH payment
5. COPY OF LEASE

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