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INFORMATION FOR STATE-WIDE LANDLORD & TENANT 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:
Augusta-Richmond County: https://www.uwcsra.org/covid19
Chatham County: https://www.chathamcountyga.gov/OurCounty/EmergencyRental
Cherokee County: https://www.mustministries.org/cherokee-co
DeKalb County: https://dekalbstatecourt.net/renthelp/
Fulton County: https://www.fultoncountyga.gov/rentalassistance
Henry County: https://henryerap.org/
New Resource for the Deaf: New Virtual American Sign Language Classes from the Georgia Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:
There are new American Sign Language (ASL I, II, III, and IV) classes for registration on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Please click below and sign up.
Attention Georgia Residents!!
How to Obtain Essential Identification Documents
Vital documents such as your birth certificate, social security card, and official photo ID are necessary to apply for critical public benefits, such as Social Security, Medicaid, SNAP (Food Stamps), and other state and federal aid. Proper ID is also required in order for you to exercise your right to vote.
You will want to ensure that you have a certified copy of your birth certificate, your Social Security card, and a photo ID. It is also important that the vital information on these documents match. If you have changed your name (marriage, divorce, etc.) you should acquire an updated photo ID and retain proof of your name change(s).
How to Obtain a Replacement Birth Certificate
If you do not have a copy of your Birth Certificate, you must request a replacement birth certificate from the state in which you were born! Processing requirements may differ between states. You can find information about requesting replacement documents in each state by visiting https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/index.htm.
Birth Certificate Requests in Georgia - Requests for birth certificate replacements can be made at your local Public Health Department office or through the State Office of Vital Records. Requests can be made in person or through the mail. Birth certificate replacements are only issued to the individual on the Birth Certificate or someone having a direct and tangible interest to them, i.e., immediate family members, and/or legal representatives of the family.
The person named on the certificate (the registrant) - the registrant must provide photo ID at the time of the request. There is a list of acceptable forms of ID on the application.
Adult child or adult sibling - must provide proof of the relationship to the registrant by providing a copy of his or her birth certificate listing one of the same parents, along with valid government issued photo ID which includes a signature.
Spouse - must provide a copy of the marriage certificate, photo ID which includes the spouse’s signature, and a notarized letter from the spouse giving permission for a replacement birth certificate to be provided to the spouse.
- your attorney may request a copy of your birth certificate on your behalf. They will need to provide a notarized letter giving permission, indicate whom they represent and the reason for their request, bar number, supporting documentation and the required fee.
Social Security Card Replacements - You can make an online request for a replacement through the Social Security Administration website by visiting https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/replacement-card.html. You will need to create an online account and be able to provide a valid driver’s license or state-issued identification card.
You must provide a photo ID to participate in Georgia elections, regardless of whether you choose to vote in person or by absentee ballot. Acceptable forms of ID include: State issued photo ID card, Georgia driver’s license (valid or expired), valid government employee photo ID, valid US passport, valid military photo ID, valid tribal photo ID, or a Georgia Voter ID card. Any of the listed forms of ID are also acceptable in the process of applying for Social Security benefits.
Don’t Wait! - If you do not possess one of the acceptable forms of ID, you can obtain a Georgia Voter ID card from any County Registrar’s Office or Department of Driver Services (DDS) office, free of charge.
County RegistrarDirectory -https://elections.sos.ga.gov/Elections/countyregistrars.do
DDS locations Directory - https://dds.georgia.gov/find-location/customer-service-center
To qualify for a Georgia Voter ID Card, you must already be a registered voter. You can register to vote without a photo ID, but you must print and mail the application found at https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/GAOLVR/welcometoga.do#no-back-button to the Georgia Secretary of State, or, you can obtain a paper copy of the application from your County Registrar or DDS office. Once you have successfully registered, you will be mailed a Precinct Card. Keep this card for your records, as it serves as proof that you are registered to vote and proof of your US citizenship. If you have changed your address, you must re-register to vote.
You can check your voter registration status, check your polling place, update your registration/personal information, and obtain a replacement Precinct Card by visiting Georgia’s My Voter Page at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do.
FYI - Georgia Rental Assistance Now Open!
Please see this important information on assistance available for households that are past due on rent.
The State of Georgia received $552 million from the U.S. Treasury’s Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide relief to individuals, families, and landlords whose finances have been negatively impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is being administered by the Department of Community Affairs, and the portal is now open for applications from Landlords and Tenants. You can find the website at: https://georgiarentalassistance.ga.gov/.
Counties that have a population that exceeds 200,000 received a direct allocation of these funds, and households located in one of those jurisdictions are not eligible under the State’s program at this time. Information on coverage and information on local programs that are operational can be found on the Frequently Asked questions (FAQ) page at: https://georgiarentalassistance.ga.gov/faq.
For a household to be eligible for assistance under the State’s program, it must be a renter household living in Georgia and meet the following conditions:
Earning no more than 80 percent of the current Area Median Income (AMI) for the county or Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) of residence as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Has either “qualified for unemployment benefits” or “experienced a loss or reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID–19) outbreak, which the applicant must attest in writing and
Can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability by providing:
(I) An eviction notice;
(II) A past rent or utility notice
At this time, eligible households with past due rent or an eviction notice will be prioritized for assistance. Eligible households requesting assistance for past due rent (rental arrears) may also request assistance for up to 3 months future rent and past due utilities.
Eligible households that include an individual who has been unemployed for the 90 days immediately prior to the date of application for assistance and households with income at or below 50 percent of the Area Median Income will also be given priority for assistance.
For more information, please visit the Georgia Rental Assistance program web page (https://georgiarentalassistance.ga.gov/).
LOW INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE
The Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta
The Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta is a 501(c)3,nonprofit organization that provides essential household furnishings to previous homeless families, individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and victims of domestic violence. The FBMA is a non-profit organization serving thousands over the 20 plus years it has been in operation. The furniture distributed out to individuals and families is held in our 21,000 square foot warehouse. The Furniture Bank relies heavily on good usable furniture donated to the program from homes and businesses through out the Metropolitan Atlanta area.
Carrie's Closet of Georgia
Carrie's Closet of Georgia. "With the support of state and local communities, establish mobile clothing closets with quality and affordable clothing for children in Kinship/Grandparents home.
Carrie's Closet of Georgia - Home | Facebook
Income-Qualified Senior Citizen Discount
Georgia Power customers 65 years of age or older with a combined household income of 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines ($25,520) or less, may qualify for an Income-Qualified Senior Citizen Discount. Fill out the information below to submit your Income-Qualified Senior Citizen Discount application securely online. The discount is limited solely to the metered electric service and fuel cost recovery components of a customer's bill and does not apply to sales taxes or any other aspect of the bill.
By submitting this application, I acknowledge that any discount I may qualify for is made available solely at Georgia Power's discretion and only while the Income Qualified Senior Citizens Discount remains in effect., and that Georgia Power may elect to modify or discontinue the Qualified Senior Citizens Discount at any time. If you have questions, please call us at 1-888-660-5890.
COVID 19 RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
The Social Security Administration announced a new service for people awaiting a hearing decision. In addition to telephone hearings, Social Security will offer the opportunity for an online video hearing using the Microsoft Teams platform beginning this fall. This new free service will allow applicants and their representatives to participate in the hearing from anywhere they have access to a camera-enabled smartphone, tablet, or computer. This stable and secure online platform allows the Social Security judge to see and interact with applicants and their representatives just like an in-person hearing, while maintaining privacy of the claimant’s information. Other hearing experts, such as medical or vocational experts, may participate as well.
For more information, please visit https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/
Georgia Dept. of Early Care and Learning-SOLVE, the scholarship program for students ages 5-12 virtual learning with working parents in need of child care. See the bellow attachments for detailed information:
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