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Posted on: January 28, 2022

City of Fayetteville promotes utilities and rental assistance programs

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Fayetteville, Georgia – January 28, 2022 – The City of Fayetteville is helping to raise awareness of the federally-funded Emergency Rental Assistance Program and Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (also for heating and cooling bills).

Rental Assistance Program

The State of Georgia received $989 million from U.S. Treasury’s Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide relief to individuals, families, and landlords, whose finances have been negatively impacted since March 13, 2020. The funds will be used for rental and utility payments, including other associated expenses.

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs administers the program, which opened in March 2021. The money is distributed directly to landlords and service providers, and eligible applicants will receive up to 18 months of payment relief.

Individuals must qualify for unemployment or have experienced a financial hardship since March 13, 2020; demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and have household income at or below 80 percent of the area median income.

Learn more and apply at www.GeorgiaRentalAssistance.ga.gov.

Click here to download the Rental Assistance Program flyer (PDF)

Water & Utilities Assistance Program

The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program is also available to eligible recipients to help heat and cool their homes and to help pay water and sewer bills. To apply, residents must contact their local Community Action Agency, which for Fayetteville and Fayette County is the Clayton County Community Services Authority, Inc.

Learn more and apply at www.ClaytonCountyCSA.org.

Click here to download the Water & Utilities Assistance Program flyer (PDF)

Click here to download the Water & Utilities Assistance Program FAQ flyer (PDF)