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Cobb COVID Assistance Center

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September 17, 2020

Cobb County has used federal CARES funding and partnered with other organizations to help people who have been negatively impacted by the COVID19 pandemic.  This includes apartment renters, those renting single-family homes, condos, attached homes AND those who are homeowners behind in mortgage payments.  Details on THREE programs are below.

EVICTION / RENTAL ASSISTANCE

Cobb County has partnered with Star-C to help people impacted by COVID19 avoid evictions in affordable/workforce apartment communities. Visit www.star-c.org/eviction-relief for more information or call 404-698-3781.

You can watch this video for more information on this program. Cobb's Chief Magistrate has also issued this FAQ document on the current state of the evictions process.

See below under "Partner Organizations" for other groups that can offer assistance.

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RENTAL ASSISTANCE II

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.

The funding comes from the $132 million allocated to the county in the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will be administered by HomeFree-USA, a certified HUD-approved non-profit in housing.

Please visit cobbhomesaver.org/renters/ for information on who is eligible and how to apply.

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MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE

Cobb Commissioners approved more than $5 million in CARES assistance to help homeowner's facing foreclosure due to COVID19 circumstances. 

Visit cobbhomesaver.org/homeowners/ for details on the program and how to apply for assistance.

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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.

Click here to be directed to the Cobb Community Connection.

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SENIOR ASSISTANCE

If you are 55 years or older and have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns, furloughs or layoffs, you may be eligible for limited financial assistance. You must have an appointment to apply for assistance. Call Cobb Senior Services at 770-528-5364 to schedule an appointment call. No walk-ins accepted.

Click here for more information

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SMALL BUSINESS / NON-PROFIT GRANTS

Cobb County has used CARES funding and partnered with Select Cobb to provide grants to small businesses and non-profit organizations impacted by the pandemic. The small business grant program has closed, but the not-for-profit application process continues.  Visit selectcobb.com for more information on this program.

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PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

Cobb County partners with many community organizations to help people who need assistance.

Organizations Contact No.
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
Kidz2Leaders 770-977-7751
Latin American Association 404-638-1800
liveSAFE Resources 770-427-2902
MUST Ministries 770-427-9862
Providence Community Baptist Church 770-427-3565
Salvation Army 770-724-1640
Ser Familia 678-363-3079
Traveler's Aid of Metro Atlanta 770-428-1883
YELLS 678-895-2854
Zion Baptist Church 770-427-8749
Zion Keepers 678-698-5087

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COBB COLLABORATIVE
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

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Press Contact Info

Ross Cavitt | Cobb County Communications | [email protected]
www.cobbcounty.org/communications/news