As proposed, the Land Bank would work with the Griffin Housing Authority, which would manage the lease portion of the program, with the Housing Authority getting 8 percent of the monthly rent collected. Potential tenants would have to complete the Housing Authority’s “Ready to Rent” and/or “Family Self Sufficiency” programs, which the Housing Authority’s tenants are already required to participate in.
Land Bank Executive Director John Joiner said it would be required as part of the lease that tenants have to complete the “Ready to Rent” program even if not current Housing Authority tenants. The Housing Authority will be referring its current qualified tenants and voucher recipients to Land Bank houses, but the final choice of housing remains with the resident.
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