REntal Assistance Resources
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:
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.
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’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/