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Resident Resources During COVID-19 State of Emergency

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Resident Resources During COVID-19 State of Emergency

The information in this article is general and is not intended to serve as financial or legal advice.

Health Resources

Georgia Department of Public Health


Substance Abuse & Mental Health

NAMI Georgia

Augusta University Health

NAMI Georgia Crisis Line: (770) 408-0635

COVID-19 Hotline - (844) 442-2681

Food Assistance

Fulton County Schools Students

Cherokee County Schools Students

SNAP/Food Stamps

Women, Infants & Children SNP

WIC North Fulton Community Charities

Cherokee Services

Food Finder

Atlanta Community Food Bank - COVID19 Response

Utility Assistance

Georgia Power suspends utility shut-offs for 30 days

Atlanta Gas Light offers resources

Comcast offers free internet for low-income households, enables free Xfinity wifi hot spots around the county and has no disconnections or late fees for 60 days.

AT&T is not terminating any wireless, home phone or broadband service

Charter Spectrum – no disconnects or late fees

Cobb EMC

Sawnee EMC

Rent Assistance

Unemployment Benefits

Individuals facing a loss of work due to COVID-19 can file for unemployment directly here. Benefits are available within 48 hours to help and all online.

Expanded unemployment compensation:

The CARES Act includes several important provisions for expanding unemployment compensation:

  • · The federal government will pay $600 per week on top of the amount paid by the state for up to four months.
  • · Adds 13 weeks to the date when state unemployment compensation would expire.
  • · Eliminates the waiting period before receiving benefits.
  • · Includes previously ineligible workers such as freelancers, contractors and furloughed employees.

Federal Stimulus

Stimulus relief checks:

The money is considered a credit against 2020 taxes but is paid out immediately. You do not need to do anything to receive the money provided you filed your 2019 or 2018 tax return. Individuals would receive $1,200 and joint filers would receive $2,400, plus an additional $500 for each qualifying dependent 16 years or younger. The amount received is gradually phased out beginning at an adjusted gross income above $75,000 for individuals and $150,000 for joint filers and disappears if your adjusted gross income exceeds $99,000 and $198,000 respectively. More information on real-time updates can be found here.

Local and State Resources

Georgia Department of Community Affairs

Housing Assistance Phone: 404-679-4940


United Way Housing & Utilities Assistance

Text GACOVID19 to 898211: receive a link to a list of COVID19 resources. The page is updated twice a day – once in the morning, once in the late afternoon.


HOPE Atlanta Rental Assistance, Eviction Prevention, Transportation

Phone: 404-817-7070



Salvation Army Rental Assistance, Utilities, Food

Phone: 770-724-1640

Main Number Phone: 770-724-1649 Rent or utility assistance.


St. Vincent de Paul Society Rental Assistance

Assistance Line: (678) 892-6163



Midtown Assistance Center

Rental Assistance, Utilities, Food

Assistance Line: 404-681-5777

Main Office: 404-681-0470


The Center for Family Resources Rental Assistance, Food Pantry

995 Roswell St NE #308, Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: 770-428-2601