RESOURCES

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RENTAL ASSISTANCE

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:

  1. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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


https://dfcs.georgia.gov/services/low-income-home-energy-assistance-program-liheap



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.

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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

GEORGIA POWER
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.

THERAPIST

The Counseling Brothers of Atlanta

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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:

SOLVE Flyer

SOLVE Family Eligibility info

SOLVE Eligible School Districts

 

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