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United Way/City of Atlanta

The City of Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program is available to City of Atlanta residents ONLY. Funds may be used to cover past due rent, utilities, and move-in deposits as a result of impending eviction. Resident must apply through United Way application and provide documentation to prove identity,  income, the loss of income caused by the pandemic, and the amount of need-based on past due bills or a move-in deposit. To qualify, the resident must have a current income of 80%AMI or less (qualifying income is considered after job loss or financial hardship took place). See AMI chart and eligibility criteria here: https://relief.uwga.org/check-eligibility/

Geography Served: City of Atlanta

Type of Assistance: Emergency Rent, Deposit and Utilities Assistance up to $5,000, restricted to COVID-19 hardship

Website/Contact Info: https://relief.uwga.org/

Residents Can Apply for Assistance Via:

• Access the client application by visiting www.unitedwayatlanta.org
• Text the keyword C19-ERA to 898-211 to be directed to the application page.
• Visit http://211online.unitedwayatlanta.org/

List of Partner Organizations Working to Distribute Funds:

Another Chance of Atlanta, Inc.

Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

Buckhead Christian Ministry

Catholic Charities Atlanta

CHRIS 180 (previously CHRIS Kids)

Community Concerns Inc

Crossroads Community Ministries

Gateway 24/7 Homeless Services Center

Homes of Light, LLC

Hosea Helps, Inc

Housing Plus Inc

Inspiritus (Lutheran Services of Georgia)

Martin Luther King Sr. Community Resources Collaborative

Midtown Assistance Center Inc

New Life Community Ministries, Inc.

Nicholas House

Partnership Against Domestic Violence PADV

Rebeccas Tent Inc

SafeHouse Outreach, Inc

Single Parent Alliance & Resource Center

St. Vincent De Paul Society, Inc.

Star C Corporation

Urban League of Greater Atlanta

Zion Keepers, Inc

STAR-C

Star-C’s Eviction Relief Fund is a rent assistance program that helps qualified residents pay their rent and continue to raise their children in the same community. The program collaborates with landlords that operate affordable/workforce apartments. Property owners or managers prescreen and nominate their tenants for this program.

The property must provide rents that are affordable for tenants earning up to 80% of area median income and be near an elementary school in the bottom 1/3 of schools as ranked by schooldigger.com. The landlord must sign the tenant’s rent-relief application and provide a tenant ledger. The landlord will waive late fees and 10% of the outstanding rent balance.

Geography Served: Current Funding for Communities in Cobb County or Families with students in Atlanta Public Schools.

Type of Assistance: Emergency Rent Assistance and payment of arrears up to $4,800 per household (some funds are restricted to COVID-19 related hardship)

Website/Contact Info: https://www.star-c.org/eviction-relief/

404-698-3781 

hello@star-c.org

Other Organizations Offering Rental Assistance

HOPE Atlanta
Rental Assistance, Eviction Prevention, Transportation

Phone: 404-817-7070
Website: www.hopeatlanta.org

 

Salvation Army
Rental Assistance, Utilities, Food

Phone: 770-724-1640 Main Number
Phone: 770-724-1649 Rent or utility assistance.

 

St. Vincent de Paul Society
Rental Assistance
Assistance Line: (678) 892-6163
Website: www.svdpgeorgia.org

 

Modest Needs
Rental Assistance, Utilities, Food
Website: https://www.modestneeds.org/

 

Midtown Assistance Center

Rental Assistance, Utilities, Food

Assistance Line: 404-681-5777
Main Office: 404-681-0470
Website: http://www.midtownassistancectr.org/

The Center for Family Resources
Rental Assistance, Food Pantry

995 Roswell St NE #308, Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 770-428-2601
Website: www.thecfr.org

Resident Relief Foundation

Rental Assistance
Website: https://residentrelieffoundation.org/

 

Rent Assistance

Rental Assistance
Phone: (641) 715-3900 Extension: 190247
Website: https://www.rentassistance.us/