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Sens. Ossoff, Reverend Warnock Announce Over $11 Million in Emergency Housing Vouchers to Assist Communities with Low-Incomes Across Georgia

The Department of Housing and Urban Development will provide over $11 million in new Emergency Housing Vouchers to AUGUSTA, SAVANNAH, COLUMBUS, ATLANTA, MACON, MARIETTA, ALBANY, AMERICUS, JONESBORO, and DECATUR 

Funding provided through American Rescue Plan, passed with help from Sens. Warnock and Ossoff

The Housing Choice Voucher Programwill assist individuals with low-income, as well as families navigating homelessness and housing insecurity

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Jon Ossoff (D-GA) and Reverend Warnock (D-GA) announced over $11 million in funding to housing authority units across Georgia to combat homelessness, housing instability, unsafe living conditions, and human trafficking across the state. Provided through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Choice Voucher Program, the funding will be disbursed to local public housing agencies to help ensure working people have access to safe living conditions in rural, urban and suburban parts of the state. The housing vouchers will assist Georgians with low-incomes and Georgians who are elderly, disabled, and/or homeless by helping them afford safe and secure housing, and recover from the economic and social challenges heightened by the pandemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic intensified the challenges that too many Georgians face every day, like finding and maintaining safe, affordable housing. The American Rescue Plan is delivering this crucial funding to help Georgians who need it most, and any Georgian struggling to access housing or rental assistance resources should contact my office — we are here to help,” said Senator Ossoff.

“I am grateful we were able to pass this legislation that’s now sending federal funding directly to support the most vulnerable families and individuals in Georgia,” said Senator Reverend Warnock. “We cannot underestimate the importance of stable, secure housing to maintaining the health and safety of families and communities in our state, especially as we begin to overcome this once-in-a-century pandemic that’s only heightened housing disparities. I will continue fighting for the federal support needed to keep Georgians safely housed.”

Estimated Emergency Housing Vouchers allocations below:

Public Housing Agency Award Amount
Housing Authority of the City of Augusta $305,364 
Housing Authority of Savannah $428,616 
Housing Authority of the City of Columbus $236,460 
Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta $1,412,232 
Housing Authority of the City of Macon-Bibb $134,340 
Housing Authority of the City of Marietta$695,436 
Housing Authority of the City of Albany $91,584 
Housing Authority of the City of Americus $84,660 
Housing Authority of the City of Jonesboro $334,104 
Housing Authority of the County of Dekalb, GA $965,808 
Housing Authority of Fulton County $206,244 
Georgia Residential Finance (Atlanta) $6,629,556 
TOTAL $11, 524, 404 

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