Clayton County offers COVID-19 relief financial, housing assistance

Clayton County Community Development Department, Housing and Urban Development Program Division is offering COVID-19 Relief Financial Assistance. The assistance will provide up to three months rental or mortgage assistance as well as a one-time subsidy for utility assistance, according to a press release. Eligibility for the assistance is based primarily on two factors: maximum household income limits and can only be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to coronavirus only as required by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

The Clayton County HUD Program Division administers a variety of programs funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. The county became and entitlement community in 1998 and since then has received over $48.8 million. Annually, the HUD Program Division is awarded an average of $2.7 million, which is then made available to county agencies, nonprofit organizations, municipalities and other entities serving low to moderate income residents.

Applicants may apply online to access the full application. Community Development HUD Programs Division will contact applicants by email.

Information: 770-210-5208 or