Georgia to Receive $18 Million for New Emergency Housing Voucher Program
Abraham Kenmore with the Augusta Chronicle reports on how new targeted rental assistance funds are being deployed to help Georgians.
As part of the American Rescue Plan, Georgia residents who are or were recently homeless, at risk of being homeless, or fleeing abuse will have access to special Emergency Housing Vouchers.
“This is the first time these vouchers (have been) created,” said Earline W. Davis, executive director of the Housing Authority of Savannah. “Specifically, if I understand, to help people who are at risk of becoming homeless due to the pandemic.”
The new program will bring 1,389 vouchers to Georgia, totaling $18,451,680 in funding spread across nine agencies, according to a press release announcing the program from Sens. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.