ATLStrong COVID-19 relief donations to help with rental assistance

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms recently announced the ATLStrong Fund will invest more than $250,000 in emergency rental assistance for city residents.

The funds will be disbursed by the United Way of Greater Atlanta to local nonprofit organizations to provide emergency rental assistance to Atlanta households that earn 60% or less of Area Median Income within the City of Atlanta. For a household of three, this would equate to a family earning up to $44,700.

“Housing affordability is one of the key pillars of our Administration, especially amid a pandemic,” said Mayor Bottoms. “Access to safe and livable housing is imperative to our city, and we want to continue to ensure Atlantans can stay in the places they call home. As we navigate our new normal, it is our goal to alleviate some of the burdens COVID-19 has placed on our communities. Thank you to our partners for your commitment in building and maintaining a stronger One Atlanta.”

The ATLStrong Fund supports City of Atlanta residents experiencing economic hardships and health-related issues caused by COVID-19. Launched by Mayor Bottoms in partnership with United Way of Greater Atlanta, the ATLStrong Fund is one of several philanthropic relief efforts the Bottoms Administration created to support Atlantans affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The first investment is made possible through donations from the following:

  • Black Entertainment Television Network: $167,888.89
  • Pfizer Foundation: $90,000
  • Grassroots Donations: $10,000

United Way grant recipients for ATLStrong funds include Community Concerns, Another Chance, Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. and the MLK Collaborative.

Information: Due to high call volumes, texting is the quickest way to get in touch with United Way 2-1-1. Text “GACovid19” to 898-211 to get a list of resources by ZIP code.