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Federal rental aid trickles out as tens of thousands of Georgians face eviction

Saturday’s expiration of the national ban on evictions removes a safety net that kept millions of Americans in their homes during the pandemic — and raises the stakes for programs distributing federal aid to help renters pay back rent. Georgia counties, cities and the state government are still working to give out millions in rent …

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Where to apply for rental assistance

Residents of the 12 counties or cities below should apply through programs in their own jurisdictions. Georgia residents who do not live in any of the mentioned areas can apply through the state program. State of Georgia (excluding jurisdictions listed below): https://georgiarentalassistance.ga.gov/ City of Atlanta: https://www.unitedwayatlanta.org/atlanta-covid-19-emergency-housing-assistance-program/ Augusta-Richmond County: https://www.uwcsra.org/covid19 Chatham County: https://www.chathamcountyga.gov/OurCounty/EmergencyRental Cherokee County: https://www.mustministries.org/cherokee-co Clayton County: https://relief.claytoncountyga.gov/project-reset-eviction-assistance/ Cobb County: https://www.cobbcounty.org/communications/info-center/cobbs-emergency-rental-assistance-era-program DeKalb …

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Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has signed an extension to the eviction moratorium further preventing the eviction of tenants who are unable to make rental payments. The moratorium that was scheduled to expire on June 30, 2021 is now extended through July 31, 2021 and this is intended to be the final extension of the …

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The Urban League of Greater Atlanta Celebrates Pride Day

In an interview with James Baldwin, originally published on June 26, 1984, and posted on June 22, 2018, the famed author envisions a time when it is unnecessary to label people based on their sexuality. Baldwin made it clear that he did not accept labels, and when asked what advice he would give to a …

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National Urban League Supports DOJ’s Lawsuit Against Georgia Election laws

NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE AND URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER ATLANTA APPLAUD DOJ LAWSUIT AGAINST GEORGIA’S SUPPRESSIVE ELECTION LAWS Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, and Nancy Flake Johnson, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, issued the following statement in response to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s announcement of …

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An Entrepreneur’s Greatest Asset Is Wellness. Here Are 5 Ways to Protect Yours.

If someone asked you to name the greatest assets of your business, your mind would probably first go to your technology, intellectual property or talent. Those things are certainly valuable. But without wellness, entrepreneurs cannot use those tools to their full potential. Especially early on, your company literally is your vision. You, and the few missionaries who believe in …

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How do I protect my household from eviction under the CDC Order?

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM EVICTION UNDER THE CDC ORDER The Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued an Order stopping evictions based on nonpayment of rent, the current order has been extended. This extension will carry the order that was scheduled to expire March 31, 2021 through June 30, 2021. This Order protects you if you rent the place where you live. This includes a house, apartment …

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Support to help find a Kidney donor for Mr. Willie Blackwell

Greetings Metro Atlanta Partners, Leaders and ULGA Family: Thank you ALL to those of you who have supported the League’s efforts to support Mr. Willie Blackwell to find a Kidney Donor. The fight continues and I am reaching out again to ask for your continued support. The more we push the more people we reach …

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Statement from Nancy Flake Johnson, president & CEO of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta

April 21, 2021, ATLANTA, GA — When I heard the “Guilty, Guilty, Guilty” verdict that marked the end of the George Floyd trial, I cried from a place of deep and mixed emotions. I felt grateful for a verdict that, at least in this case, produced an outcome that brought temporary relief for Black people …

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