#31. Newton County

COVINGTON — Newton County is offering financial assistance to its residents through the American Rescue Plan Act. For those seeking emergency rental and mortgage relief, please apply at the following link: ERAP — Newton County (newtoncountygaerap.com). You must be a Newton County resident to apply.

Newton County individuals in the household who have qualified for unemployment benefits or have experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or have experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to the coronavirus outbreak; and individuals in the household who can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability by being past due on utilities, rent, or mortgage are eligible to apply.

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I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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