This week, CFR prevented an eviction for Thomas, a father of two who lost his job due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before the pandemic, Thomas was fully employed in the restaurant and food service business. Unfortunately, once the pandemic hit, he found himself unemployed for months. He fell behind on his rent and was eventually unable to catch up on his payments.
Recently Thomas was served with an eviction notice and was told he would need to leave the apartment. Worried about his two small children and knowing that he had nowhere to go next, he reached out to CFR for assistance. Using funds available through two of our emergency assistance programs we were able to work with Thomas’s landlords, resolve his past-due balance and help him and his boys avoid eviction.
Thomas has now found a new job as a restaurant manager and is caught up on his monthly bills. He and his family were able to stay safely housed and no longer have to worry about finding a new apartment.
The Cobb County ERA (Emergency Rental Assistance) program was made available through the U.S. Treasury Department. CFR was granted funds by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners to provide rental assistance for Cobb residents impacted by COVID-19.
* Name changed to protect privacy.