Rental Assistance

Due to Overwhelming Response for Rental Assistance, the DeKalb Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition (TLAC) will NO LONGER be accepting applications.

 

 

What happens with an application after it is submitted?

 

 

 

  • Click here for FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)and Application Information Flowchart
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    PLEASE BE ADVISED: Submitting a TLAC application does not guarantee assistance will be provided.  Applications must be reviewed for proper qualification to receive assistance and financial assistance offered by the TLAC program will expire when DeKalb County’s Emergency Rental Assistance grant funds are exhausted.  Accordingly, filing an application does not guarantee assistance will be provided and does not change the applicant’s obligations in pending Court cases or any other matters. TLAC will process applications and provide the available assistance to qualified applicants as quickly as possible.

    What is the Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition (TLAC)?

    On February 9, 2021, DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond announced receipt of a $21 million grant from the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance program. CEO Thurmond convened a Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition comprised of public and nonprofit partners. The coalition will provide financial relief to DeKalb renters threatened by eviction and landlords facing revenue losses—both due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Who is Eligible?

    The program is designed to assist eligible families that have an annual family income of 80 percent of the median income for DeKalb County. Annual family income limits are:

    • Family of one: $46,350
    • Family of two: $52,950
    • Family of three: $59,550
    • Family of four: $66,150

    What items are covered?

    The TLAC rent relief program will provide financial assistance to eligible households for the payment of rent, rent arrearage, utilities, utility arrearage and other housing costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

     

    What is not included?

    The TLAC rent relief program funds cannot be used for the payment of cable or telephone bills.

     

    What documents are required? (See Checklist )(All that are applicable)

    Tenant Checklist

    • Contact information that includes email and phone number
    • Wage Statement or signed declaration
    • Copy of the Lease Agreement
    • Payments made
    • Magistrate Court Notice
    • Past Due Utility Notice(s)
    • Unemployment Documentation
    • Any other documentation that indicates risk of homelessness

    Landlord Checklist

    • Contact information that includes email and phone number
    • Lease Agreement
    • Documentation of Payments
    • Magistrate Court Notice
    • Utility Bills Issued
    • Documentation of Rental Assistance Subsidy

    What is happening with my application after it is submitted?

    Please access the the Application Flowchart by clicking link and scrolling to the bottom of the FAQ page.

    Click here for FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)and Application  Information Flowchart.

    WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

     

    PLEASE BE ADVISED: Submitting a TLAC application does not guarantee assistance will be provided.  Applications must be reviewed for proper qualification to receive assistance and financial assistance offered by the TLAC program will expire when DeKalb County’s Emergency Rental Assistance grant funds are exhausted.  Accordingly, filing an application does not guarantee assistance will be provided and does not change the applicant’s obligations in pending Court cases or any other matters. TLAC will process applications and provide the available assistance to qualified applicants as quickly as possible.

    Click here for FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

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    Additional References:

    DeKalb County Government does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities or exclude them from participating in or

    receiving benefits of its services, programs, or activities, based on disability. Janet Essix, DeKalb County Government’s Employee

    Relations Manager and ADA Coordinator, is designated to coordinate the County’s compliance with Part 35 of the Department of Justice

    regulations regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Janet Essix may be contacted at 1300 Commerce Drive, 1st Floor, Decatur, GA

    30030, to request information about access for persons with disabilities to County services, programs and activities, or to

    discuss a grievance regarding an impediment to such access. Ten days’ notice is requested for special accommodations.

     

    *If your question(s) or concern(s) was/were not resolved and/or you still are uncertain of how to complete the application, you may consult the DeKalb County Landlord Tenant Coalition by submitting your question(s) via email to renthelp@dekalbcountyga.gov or call (404) 371-3201