by Robin Kemp
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have extended the ban of evictions based on tenants’ inability ot pay because of COVID-19 through June 30.
Clayton County Chairman Jeff Turner says the county still has funds available for COVID-19 assistance. Aid may include rent, mortgage, or utility payments.
The county is offering up to three months’ rent or mortgage and a one-time utility subsidy. To qualify, you must show “valid documentation to substantiate COVID-19 impact” on your income. Some examples:
- an employment layoff or termination notice due to COVID-19
- unemployment insurance documentation
- “other documentation to support COVID-19 impact”
If your income qualifies, the Community Development HUD Program Division’s Direct Services Unit will send you an e-mail. You will then need to submit these documents:
- driver’s license or ID card
- birth certificates of all household members
- Social Security cards of all household members
- current utility bills
- current lease agreement for renters or mortgage statement for homeowners
Under the county’s program, rental aid is paid directly to the landlord.
To apply for aid, visit https://form.jotform.com/203485994418064 (a check of the site at press time showed the form is “down for maintenance” until April 2). You also can call (770) 210-5208 for more information.
Visit https://relief.claytoncountyga.gov/ for more help.