City of South Fulton residents behind on mortgage or rent payments can receive one-time subsidies from the city as it uses CARES Act funds to assists residents and businesses negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The city will receive $4.14 million CARES Act funding from Fulton County to offset costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Officials plan to use the funds to help with rent and mortgage payments; provide assistance to small businesses; establish virtual learning spaces and recreation opportunities, and offer childcare options for city employees. Applications will be available on the city’s website from Oct. 26 through Nov. 13 or until funds are exhausted.
“The negative impacts of the pandemic have created a myriad of challenges for South Fulton residents,” said City Manager Odie Donald II. “As people face the possibility of falling behind in mortgage and rent payments – some to the point of eviction – we are providing a lifeline that helps keep them in their homes, ensuring that much-needed assistance reaches that hardest-hit by the pandemic help them navigate these unprecedented times.”
The mortgage and rent assistance fund includes a $750,000 budget with each district receiving $100,000. The city projects administrative costs of approximately $50,000 to administer the program. To be eligible, recipients must be City of South Fulton residents and meet a maximum income requirement based on household size.
Applicants also will have to provide proof of income, residency, and circumstances that require assistance. A copy of a current or past-due rent or mortgage payment notice is required, along with photo identification.
For more information, visit the city’s CARES Act assistance website: https://www.cityofsouthfultonga.gov/3058/CARES-Act-Assistance.