Cobb's Board OK's More Rental Assistance for Pandemic Relief
April 12, 2022 - More rental assistance will soon be available to Cobb County residents impacted by the COVID pandemic. Cobb’s Board of Commissioners accepted nearly $7 million in additional federal Emergency Rental Assistance 2 (ERA2) funds. The vote came during a meeting on Tuesday, April 12. This follows the acceptance earlier this year of an additional $40 million in ERA1 funds diverted from the state.
Cobb’s nonprofit partners have now reopened their application portals and phone lines. Details can be found at www.cobbcounty.org/ERA.
Important Information on the ERA funding:
- ERA1 funds come with the requirement that the application shows a COVID hardship that resulted in their need for assistance. Please review the “FAQ” section of the webpage for details on what is required during the application process.
- ERA2 funds do not have the same requirement, but those additional funds will not immediately be available. Please contact the nonprofit organizations for what type of funds they have available and what kind of application materials are necessary.
The ERA1 assistance is available now. Cobb’s Magistrate Court will also be working with those facing eviction to tap into this assistance funding. Visit www.cobbcounty.org/ERA for more details and updates.