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File #: 2021-3071    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Consent
File created: 9/7/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action: 9/14/2021
Title: Commission District(s): District 5 An item to allocate $75,000 of the American Rescue Plan funds, reserved for District 5 appropriations to the Community Based Organization listed within for the purposes of eviction forbearance, utility and water billing assistance, and other administrative costs

                                    

Public Hearing:  YES      NO                                                   Department: Board of Commissioners - District 5                                     

 

SUBJECT:

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Commission District(s): District 5

An item to allocate $75,000 of the American Rescue Plan funds, reserved for District 5 appropriations to the Community Based Organization listed within for the purposes of eviction forbearance, utility and water billing assistance, and other administrative costs

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Information Contact: Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson

Phone Number: 404-371-2159

 

PURPOSE:

On July 31, 2021, the federal moratorium on evictions ended. The purpose of this agenda item is to allocate funding to Tabitha’s House of the American Rescue Plan funds to assist with eviction forbearance, utility and water billing assistance, and other administrative costs.

 

NEED/IMPACT:

Many families have lost their primary source of income because of the COVID - 19 pandemic and have fallen significantly behind in mortgage and other utility payments. As a result, many families are experiencing the reality of possible evictions and/or disconnection of utilities. This allocation will keep many families from being displaced and provide needed assistance DeKalb County’s citizens.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

To allocate:

                     $75,000 to Tabitha’s House - The allocation must be used for the purposes of Eviction Forbearance and Rental, Utility and Water Billing Assistance, and other administrative costs, with eviction forbearance taking priority.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Recommended Action

To approve the resolution and authorize the chief executive officer to execute all necessary documents.