For Immediate Release
December 16, 2022
Clayton County to Temporarily Close
Emergency Rental Assistance Program Application Portal
(Clayton County, GA)-The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) application portal is temporarily closed due to the high volume of applications. All ERAP events are canceled for December 17, 2022, at all three locations (Clayton County Police Station, Flint River Community Center, and Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center). Staff representatives from Clayton County Community Services Authority, Project Real Life, and Melanated Pearl Corporation will assist the Clayton County Office of Performance Management in processing more than 10,000 applications for rental, utility, or housing stability assistance. Application processing is underway for all residents that applied prior to December 15, 2022, to determine their final status.
The Clayton County Board of Commissioners received a $6.5 million reallocation of ERA federal funds to aid residents that were negatively affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
“A large number of residents participated in our three-day emergency rental assistance event for eviction, homeless, or utility assistance,” said Clayton County Operations Officer Detrick Stanford. “The Clayton County Board of Commissioners is committed to helping these families remain sheltered.”
Residents are encouraged to monitor relief.claytoncountyga.gov, Clayton County social media, news announcements, and local media to learn when the ERAP portal will reopen.
“Our non-profit partners are working with us to ensure applications are processed quickly,” added Chief Stanford. “We will continue to monitor the program to determine when future applications can be accepted.”
For more information, contact 770.347.0212 or 855.252.9249.