by Robin Kemp

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners says it will offer an online Zoom meeting about COVID-19 housing relief aid for Clayton County residents on Monday, March 22 at 11 a.m.

Chief Operating Officer Detrick Stanford said, “The Clayton County Board of Commissioners recognize the harsh and long-term effect that the COVID-19 pandemic presents for our residents. There is a critical need for various forms of assistance. We are dedicated to providing access to resources that can help residents endure these unfortunate and uncertain financial times.”

The workshop will include:

  • All available funding sources
  • The application process
  • Additional resources
  • Q&A session

You should register in advance at https://bit.ly/3qVDFnG. After you register, you will get a confirmation e-mail telling you how to join the online webinar.

The CDC order preventing eviction for people who can’t pay rent due to COVID-19 expires March 31. Here’s a video explaining the order:

Georgia Legal Aid has the required Tenant Declaration Form on its website, as well as other COVID-19 aid-related information.

If you need help, visit https://relief.claytoncountyga.gov/ , where you can learn about:

  • various COVID-19 Aid Relief Economic Security Act (CARES) programs
  • how the programs decide who can get the aid
  • fill out and submit an application to get aid

The county says that you can apply for as many programs as you like, but you can only get paid by one program.

Please share this information with friends, relatives, and neighbors who might be in need of help, especially if they do not have access to the Internet.

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