The Cobb Board of Commissioners approved $6 million in emergency funding to provide rent and mortgage relief grants for county residents affected by COVID-19. These programs are administered by Star-C and HomeFree-USA.
To help residents understand the programs and application process, the county will host a live-streamed virtual open house on Monday, September 21 from 6 to 8 pm.
Margaret Stagmeier of Star-C and Earnest Davis of HomeFree-USA will be on hand to share all the information needed about these relief programs. Judge Brendan Murphy is expected to appear to share information about evictions. Questions can be submitted before or during the live event to CARES@CobbCommunications.org.
For those who cannot watch this event online, they can view it at the following locations:
- North Cobb Regional Library – Community Room
3535 Old 41 Highway, Kennesaw
- Sewell Mill Cultural Center – Black Box Theater
2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta
- The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre
117 N Park Square, Marietta
- South Cobb Recreation Center – Gym
875 Riverside Parkway, Austell
They are NOT completing applications during this event, this is simply to provide information.
Limited seating is available at streaming locations.
Attendees must wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines.
In-Person Event Wednesday, September 30th from 6 to 8 pm at the Cobb County Civic Center
Margaret Stagmeier of Star-C and Earnest Davis of HomeFree-USA will be on hand to share all the information about these relief programs. Other guests will include Kimberly Roberts representing WFN to talk about available food programs, and Sonya Grant representing Cobb Works to talk about job training opportunities.
Attendees must wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines. Attendance will be limited to approximately 300 people due to social distancing guidelines.