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Ozark Family Receives Rental Assistance from ERA Alabama

June 09, 2021

Darrell Watkins and his family recently received help from Emergency Rental Assistance Alabama. Darrell lives in Ozark, and began a tax business on January 1, 2020. Just after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, he was saddened to have to close his new business. He says, “I didn’t have a clue what we were going to do.”

Darrell had been following the news and heard about the program. "When I heard about the rental assistance program, I called right away, but it had not started yet. So the date it began, I started the application process.”

Darrell noted that the process was easy to understand and follow through. "My landlord was great. They gave me all the information I needed to complete the application, and they were very patient with me.”

Darrell was approved for assistance to cover past due rent expenses plus 3 months of future rent. He says, “This is giving us time to get caught up. I am thankful for the help, and I would tell others who are struggling not to hesitate to apply.”

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