Housing instability has been a problem for low-income residents in the City of Atlanta long before the COVID-19 pandemic reached the City of Atlanta. The pandemic has intensified this experience for Atlanta residents, increasing the risk for foreclosure, eviction, and homelessness. The Atlanta Regional Commission has identified that 29,000 renter households in the city of Atlanta are at high risk of layoffs from COVID-19. Many of these high-risk households are lower income, with 16,000 making less than $50,000 a year.
As a response, the City of Atlanta has taken the initiative to support families negatively affected by COVID-19 by allocating a total of $22 million of the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) to the Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program administered through United Way of Greater Atlanta.
United Way of Greater Atlanta seeks to fund service providers with extensive experience assisting families who are in crisis and experiencing housing instability. These agencies will include both large and small nonprofits, allowing United Way to further diversify its approach and efforts to create access. United Way is committed to applying an equity lens in its reviewal and decision-making process regarding each funding request.
The service provider Request for Proposals will open on Thursday, July 30, 2020 and close on Thursday, August 6 at 5 pm (EDT). No late submissions will be accepted.
For instructions on how to complete the Service Provider Application in Fluxx, click here.