Information Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Feb. 14, 2022

Georgia Department of Community Affairs administering Homeowners Assistance Fund

Assistance for mortgage or housing expenses may be available for Georgia homeowners who suffered a financial hardship caused by the pandemic.  Application volume is expected to be heavy.  Reach out to your lender if immediate assistance is needed.

Program Overview

The State of Georgia received $354 million from U.S. Treasury’s Homeowner Assistance Fund, established by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, to provide relief to homeowners who suffered a financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs will administer the Homeowners Assistance Fund program and offer the following types of assistance to eligible homeowners:

Mortgage Reinstatement to catch up or reduce delinquent payments or payments currently in forbearance.

Principal Curtailment to reduce the loan balance of the mortgage if the homeowner suffered a permanent loss of income.

Assistance for some Housing Related Expenses may be available.

Learn more about this program at

Previously published updates (links/information may be expired)

May 11, 2021

Emergency rental assistance resources

Information on available emergency rental assistance found through an interactive statewide map on the Department of Community Affairs:

Additional housing resource information on Georgia Department of Community Affairs website:  

April 29, 2021

Additional rental assistance opportunity

The State of Georgia received $552 million from U.S. Treasury's Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide relief to individuals, families, and landlords whose finances have been negatively impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be used to bring pastdue rent and utility payments current. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will administer this program which will open in March 2021. The money will be distributed directly to landlords, and eligible applicants will receive up to 12 months of payment relief. Individuals must qualify for unemployment or has experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19; demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and have household income at or below 80 percent of the area median income (AMI).

If you're a Georgia renter who has fallen behind on rent payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may qualify for assistance. The Georgia Rental Assistance Program can provide up to 15 months of rental assistance and utility assistance, paid directly to landlords and service providers on behalf of tenants. See if you qualify by visiting

Feb. 4, 2021

Financial relief community resources related to COVID-19 available

As our city continues to grapple with the impact of COVID-19, there are many financial relief community resources available: rental assistance, mortgage payment assistance, senior assistance and employment assistance.

Cobb County has developed a simple guide to help inform you on the resources available and how to access them. To view the COVID-19 Financial Relief Community Resources guide, follow this link:

Dec. 29, 2020

Locate Local Food Pantries with FoodFinder

FoodFinder is a food pantry locator that shows when and where free food is available in your area. Cobb County School District is promoting FoodFinder as a handy tool to connect Cobb families in need with food and additional resources. The map on the app's home page is a map of food pantries and school meal locations.
Here are some additional useful links:

Rental Assistance Resources

OrganizationsContact No.
Catholic Charities Atlanta404-920-7725
The Center for Family Resources770-428-2601
Cobb Senior Services770-528-5364
Communities in Schools678-503-0901
Family Life Restoration770-944-1066
Habitat for Humanity (DPA only)770-432-7954
Latin American Association404-638-1800
liveSAFE Resources770-427-2902
MUST Ministries770-427-9862
Providence Community Baptist Church770-427-3565
Salvation Army770-724-1640
Ser Familia678-363-3079
Traveler's Aid of Metro Atlanta770-428-1883
Zion Baptist Church770-427-8749
Zion Keepers678-698-5087

Originally published Nov. 18, 2020

City offices to be closed to the public starting Nov. 23

To protect public health, City of Powder Springs offices will be closed to the public starting Monday, Nov. 23, though staff members who directly serve citizen needs will remain available to the public via phone and email from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. City contact information and updates can be found at   

The suspension of in-person city services is being done as cases of COVID-19 continue to trend upward toward levels seen this summer, with the potential for greater increases as we enter the winter months.

City personnel with jobs that must be done in person (Police, Sanitation, Stormwater and others) will continue to report to work and fulfill required in-person duties as per usual, following all best practices from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cobb & Douglas Public Health, and other health organizations.

The City of Powder Springs encourages all citizens to continue to follow guidelines from these organizations, and to be mindful of them during the holiday season. Though many individuals may experience mild to no symptoms from the highly contagious virus, it could have more serious consequences, including death, to others with underlying medical conditions or of advanced age.

Family members, friends, neighbors, coworkers or other others could face serious conditions if the spread of COVID-19 reaches them. 

Increases of COVID-19 cases also put a load on medical personnel, which may delay those needing care for other conditions. 

The aforementioned changes to city operations, and any potential future changes, are being made with the public’s health in mind, as well as the wellbeing of city staff, their family members and others. We ask that our residents keep this in mind as these operational changes are put in place.


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