RSS COVID-19 Archives – United Way of Greater Atlanta
  • United Way and the City of Atlanta Announce the fourth round of the Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program April 29, 2022
    To date, the program has helped 10,155 households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic United Way of Greater Atlanta and the City of Atlanta has reopened the Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program with $20.2 million in reallocated ERAP 1 funding from the U.S. Department of Treasury available for rent, gas utilities, electric utilities, apartment security  […]
  • Prioritizing the mental well-being of our children February 18, 2022
    For individuals, families, and communities across metro Atlanta, the impacts of COVID-19 have left us feeling stressed, anxious, and struggling to cope. When we think about the impacts COVID-19 on children and adolescents across our region, we are also grappling with the increased vulnerability this pandemic has placed on the mental well-being of our youngest population. At  […]
  • CareerReady ATL: Providing Real Opportunity for Metro Atlanta Youth November 15, 2021
    Atlanta has a strong and diverse business sector, many post-secondary educational institutions, first-rate nonprofits, and a civil rights legacy that has grown into a movement ─ all of which have elevated our status to one of national recognition of activism and change. And yet, structural inequities born of racism create conditions that all too often  […]
  • Impact by the Numbers October 25, 2021
    This year, United Way of Greater Atlanta will provide assistance to more than 381,000 individuals and families across Greater Atlanta’s 13-county region. From the Child Well-Being Mission Fund, the United for Racial Equity and Healing Fund, and the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, we’re providing sustainable and equitable improvements for the well-being of children, families  […]
  • Emergency Housing Assistance Program helps more than 7,800 individuals and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic October 19, 2021
    “Myself and my kids are so grateful to you all. You really reached out to us when we needed it the most.” – Emergency Housing Assistance Program funding recipient Jallow Hadijjatou Like so many City of Atlanta residents, Jallow Hadijjatou lost her job at the start of pandemic. A single mother and im migrant, the  […]
  • United Way and the City of Atlanta Announce the Emergency Rental Assistance Program Re-opens with new round of funding October 4, 2021
    ATLANTA – October 4, 2021 – United Way of Greater Atlanta and the City of Atlanta announced today that the Emergency Housing Assistance Program will re-open October 4th to distribute an additional $12M in Department of Treasury funding received through the United States Treasury. The current Emergency Rental Assistance Program totaling $15.2M in federal funds  […]
  • Tackling the Vaccine Hurdle in Greater Atlanta August 16, 2021
    When United Way of Greater Atlanta was asked to lead a COVID-19 testing (and now vaccine) strategy as part of a national effort, there was little known of how the community would respond. We certainly knew to do this work, we would need the help of trusted partners to assist with engagement and outreach –  […]
  • In-Person Application Events Scheduled for Atlanta Emergency Housing Assistance Program July 26, 2021
    Right now, thousands of families across the City of Atlanta are at risk of eviction or homelessness due to COVID-19-related financial hardship. But there’s hope. Get help today through the Atlanta Emergency Housing Assistance Program. To check your eligibility or to apply for funds online, click here. You must be a resident of the City  […]
  • Equitable access to vaccinations are featured grants June 10, 2021
    ATLANTA – June 10, 2021 – As our region continues to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a critical need for investments that broaden access to vaccines for communities that do not have equitable opportunities to receive them. Education to address vaccine hesitancy, especially among immigrant and minority communities, is also a priority to  […]
  • Learning Spaces ‘Literacy Pop-ups’ pop up around Greater Atlanta in time for summer May 11, 2021
    A grandmother pulls her SUV into the parking lot of the Clayton County Library Headquarters on a sunny, spring morning, and the boy in the backseat can barely contain his excitement—he jumps around in his car seat and tries to peer out between the woman’s headrest and cracked window. For months, the boy’s watched videos  […]