By Carol A. Gasser Moore
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – As various economic concerns present themselves to citizens with regard to lifestyle changes created by the national coronavirus threat, the Lanier County News has learned that some people have heard rumors that Governor Brian Kemp has suspended rent, mortgage and utility payments for a period of time. It is a rumor and is incorrect.
However, the Lanier County News has learned that Atlanta a few Atlanta radio stations have placed a petition on-line which will go to Governor Brian Kemp reqest the suspention of rent, mortgage and utiliy payment during the coronavirus crisis.
Area citizens who would like to read the petition and sign it can locate it on-line by going to either of the following links:
For others, the petition reads as follows:
To Georgia Governor Brian Kemp:
COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus) has been classified as a global pandemic. Georgia already has at least 99 cases statewide, including 1 death. State and federal officials are encouraging people who feel sick to stay home, but many workers struggle to make rent or mortgage payments. The choice to skip work for the sake of community health could leave them and their families unsheltered.
In order to protect the health and housing security of our community, we, the undersigned, call on Governor Kemp to act now so workers won’t have to make that choice. Specifically, we call for a suspension of all rent, mortgage, and utility payments for 2 full months to allow people to do what they need to in order to take care of themselves, their loved ones, and the community.
The legacy of every public official currently serving will be determined in the next few months.
It’s time to act now, and choose the right side of history. Choose the people.