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Emergency Assistance Available

Assisting Hands
June 10, 2022

Are you 55 years or older and need emergency financial assistance? You may be eligible to receive limited financial assistance for utilities or past-due rent.

Senior Services is NOT a provider of the Cobb County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA).


  1. Must be 55 years or older and a resident of Cobb to apply.
  2. Must provide a valid GA ID and Social Security card for everyone living in the household.
  3. Household GROSS income must be below 200% of federal poverty guidelines and lack sufficient resources to maintain permanent housing.
    • Must provide proof of EMERGENCY situation(s) includes source documents, such as medical documentation, unemployment compensation statement, bank statement, utility bill showing arrears, etc.
  4. Assistance can only be provided ONE-TIME.
  5. No assistance may be provided for pre-paid utility, telephone, internet service and cable television etc.
    • All balances due must be verified.
    • Lease or utilities must be established in the applicant’s or spouse’s name.
  6. You MUST call to be screened in order to determine eligibility for assistance.

Please call 770-528-5364 for additional information

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