Helpful Resources

These resources are intended to help consumers, educators, housing providers, businesses, public officials, and financial institutions and lenders navigate through the current crisis.

Families and Individuals

Housing

  • Fannie Mae:Off-site link Renters and homeowners impacted by COVID-19 can find resources to help them stay in their homes and get help with mortgages. Homeowners can find out if they have a Fannie Mae-owned mortgage.
  • Federal Housing Financial Agency (FHFA):Off-site link Homeowners impacted by COVID-19 can get mortgage help. Visitors can find additional resources.
  • Freddie Mac:Off-site link Homeowners with Freddie Mac-owned mortgages can apply for mortgage forbearance for up to 12 months, help with waiving assessments of penalties and late fees, and more.
  • Georgia Legal Aid:Off-site link Georgians can find information on housing assistance, unemployment insurance claims, utilities companies that will not discontinue services, and more.
  • Housing and Urban Development (HUD):Off-site link Homeowners can get information on COVID-19 actions, including a suspension in foreclosures and evictions for Federal Housing Administration-insured mortgages for single-family properties for the next 60 days.

Employment

  • Career One Stop:Off-site link Workers can check their state to find information about filing for unemployment benefits.
  • Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL):Off-site link Unemployed workers can get access to unemployment services, partial claim access for employers, and other reemployment service.
  • U.S. Department of Labor:Off-site link Workers can find resources to help them prepare for COVID-19.

Safe banking, financial counseling, and credit protection

Educators

  • Econ Lowdown:Off-site link Get access to free online courses and videos for K-12 and college classrooms, offered by the St. Louis Fed.
  • Education Week:Off-site link Access a map, updated daily, showing showing school closures due to coronavirus by state.
  • Federal Reserve Education:Off-site link Learn about the Federal Reserve and explore education resources for teachers, students, and consumers.

Housing Providers/Landlords

  • Freddie Mac Multifamily:Off-site link Multifamily landlords of apartments may be eligible to defer their loan payments for 90 days.
  • National Low Income Housing Coalition:Off-site link Homelessness service providers, housing authorities, and housing providers can find information about a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures, emergency funds for homelessness service providers, and more.

Businesses

  • Bank Policy Institute:Off-site link Customers and businesses affect by the COVID-19 health crisis can find assistance through various initiatives.
  • Georgia Chamber of Commerce:Off-site link Businesses can read an overview of the Small Business Association's Emergency Injury Disaster Loan Program, Emergency Economic Injury Grant Program, and Paycheck Protection Program.
  • Small Business Administration (SBA):Off-site link Business owners affected by COVID-19 can apply for a loan up to $2 million. (The loan is based on the actual economic injury and the company’s financial needs.)
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce:Off-site link Business owners can learn about loans and programs available for financial assistance, including Small Business Administration (SBA) COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans, the SBA Debt Relief program, and more.
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce/Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act:Off-site link Small business owners can read about the CARES Act, which includes provisions for small businesses.

Public Officials

  • National Governors Association:Off-site link Read current information on the status of COVID at home and abroad as well as actions taken by states and the federal government.
  • National League of Cities:Off-site link Find up-to-date tools and best practices, resources from state municipal leagues and partners, and other critical information to help with local preparedness.

Financial Institutions/Lenders