Tucker American Rescue Funds

Tucker COVID-19 Relief

The City of Tucker is poised to receive more than $13 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money. There are broad guidelines for these funds and how they must be used over the next several years. The very first step taken by the Mayor and City Council in 2021 was to allocate approximately $1.2 million to NETWorks Cooperative Ministry to aid Tucker residents who are behind on their rent or mortgage, or who need assistance paying their utility bills.






American Rescue Funds Documentation FAQ

Do I have to live within the city limits of Tucker, Georgia?

Yes. Your address must be inside the City of Tucker. 

What type of identification is required?

Identification for applicant and identification for anyone else listed on lease, mortgage or utility bill is required.

Residents may apply for the allowed expenses with the required documentation:

    • Driver's license
    • Government-issued photo ID
    • Military photo ID
    • Tribal photo ID
    • Passport
Acceptable supporting documentation for households seeking assistance based on 2020 annual income include:
  • Copy of Form 1040 for 2020 as filed with IRS (For Form 1040, both the return and he tax forms used to establish the household’s income for tax purposes, such as W-2 statement(s) and any 1099 forms must be included)
  • Documents evidencing annual income (e.g., wage statement, interest statement, unemployment compensation statement)
  • Receipts of forms of benefit income such as TANF, Social Sedcurity, SSI and SSDI payments that are not always considered taxable income and will not be reported on a tax form
If applicant is seeking assistance based upon the current household monthly income, verification for at least the most recent two months (60 days) leading up to the application submission, and eligibility must be redetermined every three months (90 days). Acceptable supporting documentation includes:
  • Documents evidencing monthly income (e.g., wage statement, interest statement, unemployment compensation statement)
  • If employed, pay stubs, third party verification from the employer, or a letter from their employer indicating reduced pay
  • Documentation of cash assistance such as Social Security income, unemployment benefits, workers compensation (excluding lump sum distributions), or public assistance benefits
  • Documentation of child support or alimony
  • TANF, SSI, or other supplemental income programs that are limited to households with incomes below 80% AMI (or a comparable poverty threshold
  • Documentation of any income received for self-employment, including documentation of income of a business or profession, or direct payments for services
  • Bank statements
  • Documentation of Social Security, annuities, retirement income, pensions, disability or death benefits (to include spousal benefits) and other similar types of periodic or monthly receipts, excluding benefits received by anyone 17yrs old or younger

Income that should NOT be included would include wages of children under the age of 18, foster care income, adoption assistance, and income for a live-in aide. Earnings in excess of $480 for each full-time student in the household unless they are the head of household or spouse are also excluded.

If individual circumstances prevent applicant from providing requested documentation, NETWorks reserves the right to evaluate waivers for certain documentation on a case-by-case basis.
Hardship related to COVID-19 Attestation
  • Unemployment benefits
  • Lost or reduced income due to COVID-19
  • Needing to take extended time off work due to COVID-19, either to:
    • Care for my child(ren) whose school is closed; or
    • Care for a family member who is sick with COVID-19
  • Needing to take extended time off work because I have tested positive for COVID-19 ⇽⇽ Excessive COVID-19 related healthcare or other expenses
  • Penalties, fees, and legal costs associated with rent or utility arrears
  • Payments for rent or utilities make by credit card to avoid homelessness or housing instability
  • Increased internet access and computer equipment costs needed to attend work and/or school
  • Alternate transportation for households unable to use public transportation during the pandemic
  • Purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE)
NOTE: Applicant will be required to provide a brief written description of the financial hardship experienced due to COVID-19 including the name of the household member experiencing the hardship
Risk of Homeless or Housing Insecurity Documentation
  • Eviction Notice
  • Past Due Rent/Mortgage Statement
  • Utility Disconnect Notice
  • Past Due Utility Statement
  • Other
Verification of Housing and/or Utility Arrears Documentation
  • Signed Lease AND  Account Ledger
    Mortgage Statement(s)
  • Utility bills with an outstanding balance including statements of when the charges were incurred
    (Requested expenses are only eligible if incurred between March 1, 2020 through February 28, 2022.)
    • Power bill(s)
    • Gas bill(s)
    • Water bill(s)
    • Internet bill(s)
What Final Paperwork is required?

The following paperwork is to be completed in person upon completion of application review:

  • Application Signature Verification
  • City of Tucker Covid Declaration
  • GA Power ROI (if applicable)
  • Oasis ROI
  • SAVE Paperwork

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