Fourth District COVID-19 Resources

Our nation is facing one of the gravest health and economic emergencies in over 100 years. The coronavirus pandemic has had a deep impact on every aspect of American life — and
bold action is required to address the health emergency, mitigate the economic damage and provide for a strong recovery.

Since the beginning of the epidemic, House Democrats have focused on ensuring our nation’s response puts workers and families first: their health, their wages and their wellbeing.
We have already passed and signed into law four sweeping pieces of legislation:

The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act
An Interim Emergency Package Aiding Small Businesses, Hospitals and Health Care Workers

Together, these laws dramatically expand critical financial lifelines for families, establish new benefits and protections for workers, create new tools for small businesses to meet
payroll and other expenses, and provide relief for students and schools.

This updated Families First Coronavirus Constituent Service Resource Toolkit will help you understand all the benefits that are available to you and your community — and how to
access them

STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND SCHOOLS 

For the latest updates from the Governor's office | For latst updates from: DeKalb County | Gwinnett | Rockdale | Newton | For the latest updates from DeKalb Schools | Gwinnett Schools | Rockdale Schools | Newton Schools

DISASTER LOANS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Congressman Johnson's Small Business Guide | List of PPP lenders in Georgia

Small Business Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Page 1 | Page 2 | 

Businesses affected by COVID-19 can apply online on the SBA website – look in the upper right corner for the apply online link

FOOD SECURITY

Food Banks in DeKalb County | Rockdale County | Gwinnett County | Newton County

UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE

If you or a loved one has recently been laid off from work, you may be able to file for Unemployment Insurance through the Georgia Department of Labor. For more, click HERE

LEGISLATION

H.R. 6074, Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act | H.R. 6201, Families First Coronavirus Response Act | CARES Act | Supplemental | Heroes Act

COVID-19 VA INFO FOR VETERANS

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 

*NEWRecipients of VA benefits will automatically receive automatic Economic Impact Payments

AVOID COVID-19 SCAMS

Officials warn of financial fraud linked to COVID-19 | National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors: provides consumers with information to avoid scams, tips on who to contact regarding health claims/questions, as well as how to find licensed, knowledgeable, ethical individuals to assist with financial security planning. 

USDA Warns of Scams Targeting SNAP Recipients: Be on the lookout for potential scammers using the COVID-19 situation to steal personal information. If SNAP participants are unsure if a request for information is legitimate, USDA advises they contact their local SNAP office.

HOUSING HELP

If you or your family member is having an issue with your mortgage during the crisis?
Please contact your mortgage company and explain their circumstances. Those with limited or zero income, due to pandemic, should ask about a 3 to 6 month forbearance. (the mortgage company will explain…if they ask you, explain that it is similar to a student loan deferment.)
 
What have the mortgage companies done?
A number of mortgage lenders have already announced how they will offer loss mitigation options to borrowers affected by coronavirus. 
 
Is everyone eligible for these options?
The option can be made available to most customers not already in arrears. Lenders are offering customers who were up-to-date with their mortgage payments, prior to the pandemic, the ability to self-certify if they need help. (Most will not report a past-due status for the account to the consumer reporting agencies.)
 
Fast facts about a forbearance:
Temporarily suspends or reduces your regular mortgage payment.
Assists homeowners with short-term challenges.
Gives you an active role in the process.
May reduce negative credit impact in the future.
 
REP. JOHNSON'S TELEPHONE TOWN HALLS: On April, 16, 2020, Congressman Johnson held his third telephone town hall on COVID-19. To listen, click HERE. On Thursday, April 2, 2020, at 5 PM, Congressman Johnson held his second telephone town hall on COVID-19. To listen, click HERE. On Monday, March 16,  2020, Congressman Johnson held his first telephone town hall on the pandemic with health and pandemic experts to answer participants' questions. To listen, click HERE. Keep up with the latest news on coronavirus @AJC and Georgia Public Broasdcasting
 

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