DeKalb Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition to stop accepting applications on Monday

Due to Overwhelming Response for Rental Assistance, the DeKalb Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition (TLAC) will stop accepting applications on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 5:00pm.

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

How to Apply

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.

Select your form above and download. Then go to, acrobat.adobe.com to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  1. Open the form using the software
  2. Fill out the form
  3. Save the form
  4. Email to renthelp@dekalbcountyga.gov with the subject line “Tenant Landlord Coalition (Emergency Rental Assistance Program)”

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.

 

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