HELP IS AVAILABLE! Cobb’s Board of Commissioners recently expanded the use of federal funding to assist renters and homeowners who were negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This new assistance can also help with utility bills.
- A FORMAL ROLLOUT OF THIS PROGRAM WILL HAPPEN IN LATE MARCH.
- THE AGENCIES ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO FORMALIZE THE APPLICATION PROCESS PER FEDERAL GUIDELINES.
Below is some general information about groups that are helping in this program AND with general assistance. (Again, the latest rental/utility assistance program will start shortly. Do not call yet about applications.) If you are able, please support these groups’ relief efforts to help support our community.
1. STAR-C EVICTION / RENTAL ASSISTANCE
Cobb County has partnered with Star-C to help people impacted by COVID19 avoid evictions in affordable/workforce apartment communities.
2. COBB HOME SAVER / RENTAL ASSISTANCE
In an effort to aid renters adversely affected by COVID-19, qualified renters who currently reside in single-family homes, condos, attached homes, and apartments in Cobb County can now apply for up $4,800 to help pay their rent.
Please visit cobbhomesaver.org/
3. MUST MINISTRIES
MUST Ministries will be accepting applications for rental and housing assistance.
4. CENTER FOR FAMILY RESOURCES
Marietta-based Center for Family Resources will help administer the rental assistance funds and provide help to those who qualify.
Visit https://thecfr.org/ to find out more on how to apply.
5. SWEETWATER MISSION
Sweetwater Mission is a partner in this process. Visit their website at www.sweetwatermission.org.
OTHER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS:
MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE (available through June)
Cobb Commissioners approved more than $5 million in CARES assistance to help homeowners facing foreclosure due to COVID19 circumstances.
Visit cobbhomesaver.org/homeowners/ for details on the program and how to apply for assistance.
COBB COMMUNITY CONNECTION
A one-stop listing of resources for people needing assistance in the pandemic. This searchable, mappable repository can direct you to a place where you can find help, volunteer, or give.
Cobb County partners with many community organizations to help people who need assistance.
|Catholic Charities Atlanta||404-920-7725|
|The Center for Family Resources||770-428-2601|
|Cobb Senior Services||770-528-5364|
|Communities in Schools||678-503-0901|
|Family Life Restoration||770-944-1066|
|Habitat for Humanity (DPA only)||770-432-7954|
|Latin American Association||404-638-1800|
|Providence Community Baptist Church||770-427-3565|
|Traveler’s Aid of Metro Atlanta||770-428-1883|
|Zion Baptist Church||770-427-8749|
The Cobb Collaborative also has a long list of organizations that can provide assistance during the pandemic.
Go to their website for the list with contact information