ATLANTA, GA — United Way of Greater Atlanta is holding an in-person event in Atlanta. They will host the “United Way Rent & Utility Payment Assistance Event” next week. The event is held to help Atlantans who are unable to pay their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic with financial assistance.
The event is a part of the new City of Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program. The program is a mandate from the country’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program of the U.S. Treasury.
The event is held on Thursday, July 15 at 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. EDT. The venue is at Loudermilk Conference Center, 40 Courtland Street, Northeast Atlanta, GA 30303. Each household can only get one ticket.
Participants must have a residence and live in the incorporated city of Atlanta to be considered. They must be an adult listed on their signed lease agreement, who live in an apartment, live with a single or multi-family, or mobile home lot. At least one household member must be either unemployed, struggle financially due to the pandemic or have a risk of becoming homeless.
To be eligible, participants will need to bring a few personal identifications at the event. Participants must bring a photo ID and the last 4 digits of the Social Security Number, Passport Number or Consulate ID Number for each household member.
Participants will also need to bring along a copy of a few documents. They must bring a copy of the current full signed lease agreement in Atlanta, a welcome letter, a rental subsidy award letter, a current/past due rent and/or utility bill and proof of current income.
They also need proof of COVID-19 impact on finances. It could be proof of separation or termination from an employer due to COVID 19, reduced work hours, increased medical bills, Atlanta Public School records etc.
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