Deadline set for new applications to DeKalb Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition program

DeKalb County officials have given a deadline to submit new applications for financial help through the DeKalb Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition program.

New applications for the DeKalb Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition program (TLAC) will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Nov. 21. Officials said there are currently 645 pending applications and DeKalb County has $41.3 million in available Emergency Rental Assistance 1 (ERA1) Reallocation grant funds.

Officials said the U.S. Treasury Department deadline to obligate the ERA1 grant funds is Dec. 29.

The program, which launched last year, provides financial assistance to eligible DeKalb County residents for rent, utilities, and other household costs. Since its inception, TLAC and multiple nonprofit organizations in DeKalb have distributed more than $61 million for eligible tenants and landlords, stated a press release.

“The TLAC program has been a tremendous success,” said DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond. “So far, TLAC has helped more than 5,000 families and landlords impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the economy. However, in order to meet the federal deadline, we have to stop receiving new applications and process those we have in the pipeline.”

The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners said partnerships with DeKalb Magistrate Court, Atlanta Legal Aid, DeKalb Dispute Resolution Center, and the DeKalb Housing Authority has helped TLAC to provide financial relief to renters threatened by eviction and landlords facing revenue losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Officials stated that if there are any changes issued by the U.S. Treasury Department that affects the current ERA1 grant funds deadline, DeKalb County will notify the public and make any necessary changes in the TLAC application deadline.

For applications and instructions to apply to TLAC, visit www.dekalbstatecourt.net/renthelp. To book an in-person appointment, send an email to renthelp@dekalbcountyga.gov or call (404) 371-3201. 

 

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