Click to download DeKalb County Department of Human Services' guide to general resources for seniors, individuals and families, including food pantries and other assistance. Please call each provider before seeking services to confirm what is available.
DeKalb Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition
In February 2021, DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond announced receipt of a $21 million grant from the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance program. CEO Thurmond convened a Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition comprised of public and nonprofit partners. The coalition provides financial relief to DeKalb renters threatened by eviction and landlords facing revenue losses—both due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
DeKalb COVID-19 Citizens Assistance Program
Click to download the DeKalb County COVID-19 Citizens Assitance Program Agencies listing. This is a guide to general resources for DeKalb citizens who have been impacted by COVID-19 and need rent/mortgage, utilities, food, and other emergency assistance. Please contact providers directly and/or visit their websites for information.
File for Unemployment
State of Georgia Department of Labor Website
USDA's map to find meals for kids
School closure meal and snack sites
Atlanta Community Food Bank Help Map
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Food Stamp Benefits
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program
Dekalb County Watershed COVID-19 Disconnection Moratorium
Georgia Power suspends utility shut offs for 30 days
Atlanta Gas Light offers resources
Comcast offers free internet for low-income households, enables free Xfinity wifi hot spots around the county and has no disconnections or late fees for 60 days.
AT&T is not terminating any wireless, home phone or broadband service, is waiving late payment fees, removing data caps and is keeping wifi hotspots open for free. Full details available here.
Mental Health Assistance
Click for a list compiled by The Center for Victims of Torture in Clarkston
Food Service Workers
Small Business Recovery Information Website (State of Georgia)
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has designated all counties in Georgia eligible for low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Georgia small businesses impacted by COVID-19 are now eligible to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). Please note the deadline is December 18th, 2020.
How to apply:
- Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
- Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email email@example.com for more information on SBA disaster assistance.
- Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
U.S. Department of Education Coronavirus Website
March 20: Federal loan interest and payments waived for at least 60 days, details on how to apply will be posted on the previous link.
United Way of Greater Atlanta’s 2-1-1 Contact Center connects families with the community-based resources they need to thrive – resources that can put food on tables, sharpen and edit resumes, keep lights on or even provide clothes after a house fire. This help is provided so that families can keep moving forward. United Way’s 2-1-1 is free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in 140 different languages.
Call 2-1-1 or text your zip code and need to 898-211.
DeKalb County Board of Health
DeKalb Board of Health Shifting to Essential Services
The Board of Health has established a COVID-19 call center to provide information related to risks, prevention, symptoms, isolation, community resources and testing.
Currently, only English-speaking operators are available. Additional languages will be available soon. The call center is open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and can be reached by calling (404) 294-3700, Option 1. To access all other clinics, Board of Health programs and services, please select Option 2.