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Sens. Ossoff and Reverend Warnock Announce Major Federal Investment in Housing Vouchers for Vulnerable Families, Individuals Across Georgia

Georgia to receive more than $18 million in emergency housing vouchers from HUD

Critical funding was secured in the American Rescue Plan, championed by Warnock and Ossoff

The Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) provides local Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) the funding to assist families and individuals in unstable housing situations

Washington, D.C. – Today, Georgia U.S. Senators Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock, both members of the Senate committee overseeing housing policy, announced Georgia would receive more than $18 million in emergency housing vouchers from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help secure housing for approximately 1,300 home-insecure families and individuals. This funding will provide safe housing to Georgians across the state who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness and those who are living in an unsafe or abusive living environment.

The funding is part of HUD’s national Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program, a program included in the American Rescue Plan. The program will provide local Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) with funding to assist families and individuals who are homeless; at risk of homelessness; fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking; or were recently homeless or have a high risk of housing instability. 

“Senator Reverend Warnock and I have secured this funding to reduce homelessness and domestic violence in Georgia. I ask that local partners and leaders help ensure effective use of these resources to help Georgians in crisis,” said Senator Ossoff.

“Regardless of zip code or income, Georgians deserve the opportunity to not just survive, but thrive—and that means having a safe and stable place to live in and call home,” said Senator Reverend Warnock. “This funding will provide a tremendous boost to families and individuals across the state navigating housing insecurity and working hard to overcome housing challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis. I am proud to see these federal housing investments directed to Georgian families who need it most.” 

The Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program allocations estimates to Georgia Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) are as follows:

Public Housing AuthorityNumber of vouchersAmount received from the Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program
Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta202$2,998,632 
Housing Authority of the City of Augusta61$724,572
Housing Authority of the City of Jonesboro58$760,836
Housing Authority of Fulton County40$493, 380
Housing Authority of the City of Albany21$228,528 
Georgia Residential Finance798$10,594,788 
Housing Authority of Dekalb County113$1,527,300
Housing Authority of Savannah53$681,780
Housing Authority of the City of Columbus43$441,864 




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