Nearly $2M to help Cobb residents affected by coronavirus pay rent

Cobb County renters who have been drastically affected by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for a program to help them stay in their homes, The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Kristal Dixon reports.

The Cobb County Homesaver Program for Renters provides up to $4,800 in assistance to people who live in single family homes, condos, attached homes and apartments.

To qualify, residents must have experienced a coronavirus-related financial hardship that resulted in reduced or total loss of income, medical hardship or have been receiving unemployment due to the pandemic since March 1. Applicants must also have lived in their homes on or after March 1.

The gross income for a single applicant can’t be higher than $69,439; for joint applicants, the gross income can’t exceed $94,672. Residents can email CobbHomeSaver@homefreeusa.org for questions or visit www.cobbhomesaver.org/renters for a full list of qualifications and to apply for the program.

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