Volume 16 | March 2021
Hall County Resource Update
Dear Hall County Providers, We hope this newsletter finds you doing well. It has been an unpredictable and trying few months since March. Since we have all been so isolated, United Way of Hall County and Gainesville Housing Authority decided to start this newsletter in hopes that we can keep each other up to date on the resources currently being provided in Hall County. We will highlight agencies each week. This information is being provided to us by the survey that went out earlier in September. If you missed the survey and would like to complete it. please contact Teigha Snowden at UWHC, tsnowden@unitedwayhallcounty.org. You can find an archive of Resource Newsletters on the United Way of Hall County webpage. Thank you and stay well. 

UPDATE

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program for Hall County will open at 9am on April 6, 2021. At this time, the call center and ERA application will go live. The application can be found at www.hallcounty.org/RentalAssistance. Clients can reach the call center at 1-855-718-4630.
  • ERA can assist with rental payments up to 12 months in arrears starting on March 13, 2020.
  • The funding limit is $12500 per household.
  • The person applying for assistance and the landlord will receive an email when approved
  • Tenant and landlord can check their application and approval status online
  • Check turnaround is 2 weeks
  • This program will not offer assistance with utilities. It is for past due rent only at this time.
  • All communication to tenants and landlords will be done through email.

There will be agencies assisting clients who need extra help and/or who have no internet access with the application process. So far, those agencies are:
  • United Way of Hall County/ The Compass Center
  • St. Vincent de Paul St. Michael's
  • Family Promise
  • Hispanic Ministries
  • Ninth District Opportunity
  • Salvation Army
  • Hispanic Alliance
  • Good Samaritan Ministries
  • North Georgia Community Foundation
  • Georgia Legal Services Program

Eligible households in order of priority include:
  • Households under 50% Area Median Income (AMI)*
  • Household under 80% AMI* where a member has been unemployed for 90 days +
  • Households under 80% AMI*
  • *AMI information can be found here.

To apply, tenants will need the following materials:
  • Identification: Provide one acceptable form of identification which includes:
  1. United States Employment Authorization Card
  2. United States Certificate of Naturalization
  3. Learner’s Driving Permit with Photo
  4. Non-Drivers Identification Card
  5. Current Driver’s License
  6. Passport
  7. United States Permanent Resident Card
  • Income verification: Provide one or more of the following:
  1. Letter from employer reflecting a decrease in income
  2. Unemployment award letter
  3. Pay stubs for the past 60 days
  4. Form 1040/1040A
  5. W-2
  6. Bank Statement reflecting a reduction in salary
  • Rental Assistance information
  1. Copy of lease
  2. Notice of past due rent
  3. Eviction notice: if there is no eviction notice, tenant must show risk of homelessness by providing past due notice(s) and/or a letter from the landlord
  • Landlords must provide a signed W-9 form and ACH deposit information in addition to verifying contact information. If the tenant is unable to supply, the landlord must supply a copy of the lease and any past due or eviction notices.
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has signed an extension to the eviction moratorium further preventing the eviction of tenants who are unable to make rental payments. The moratorium that was scheduled to expire on March 31, 2021 is now extended through June 30, 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a historic threat to the nation’s public health. Keeping people in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings — like homeless shelters — by preventing evictions is a key step in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.

If a tenant has already submitted an Eviction Prevention Declaration, they should not need to complete a new declaration. If no declaration has been completed, there is a new Eviction Prevention Declaration with the new extension date.

LIGHT OF THE WORLD CHURCH Date Correction:
April 13, 2021 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Flier in English & Spanish


Get updated information on COVID-19 Vaccinations
The Compass Center

For referral assistance, call Wakeitha Cunningham
at 770-536-1121.

The Compass Center now has funds for utility bills within the city of Gainesville.
One Hall United Against Poverty is meeting via Zoom.
Please contact Teigha Snowden to get involved.

One Hall Education:
2nd Thursday at 9 am
Next meeting: May 13, 2021
Register here.  

One Hall Mental & Behavioral Health:
3rd Wed at 8:30 am
Next meeting: April 21, 2021
Register here.

One Hall Financial Stability:
3rd Wednesday at 2 pm
Next meeting: April 21, 2021
Register here.

One Hall Health:
4th Wednesday at 8:30 am
Next meeting: April 28, 2021
Register here.