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Assistance with rent in Cobb County.

A number of financial assistance programs provide help for paying rent and housing expenses (or security deposits) in Cobb County Georgia. Churches, charities, non-profits and government programs operate across the region.

If you need help paying rent in Cobb County or Marietta, find information on homeless prevention programs and find ways to prevent an eviction from your home or apartment. Some information on local shelters is also available. Most of the resources are targeted at the low income, elderly, disabled, with a focus on families with children.

As with most housing programs, funding is limited and there is often a waiting list, so it is always recommended to call different non-profits to ask how to apply or for referrals to other local agencies. In addition, some of the rental assistance programs are offered by churches as well.

Samaritan House – Those on the verge or eviction or homelessness, or who may be currently homeless, can access free food, meals, job training, and more. The agency helps the homeless secure benefits such as government programs, housing, rent and security deposits. (404) 446-4689

Community Action Center, Inc., phone number 404-256-4912, can provide emergency assistance to Marietta and Cobb County Georgia residents and families. Food, clothes, rent help, and other housing support programs are administered.

Hagar House / Decatur Cooperative Ministries / DCM Transitional Housing. All of these charity organizations can provide transitional housing for working poor and low income families. 404.377.5365

Nicholas House – This center is a transitional housing shelter for families.

Central Night Shelter.  Both free food, a soup kitchen, information on housing and shelter is offered for the homeless and working poor. The center is operated at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church downtown.




Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministry. DEAM provides financial aid, advice, rent assistance and other programs for those in need through the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Atlanta, off Ponce de Leon Street in the city. 525 East Ponce de Leon Avenue. Decatur, Georgia. 404-373-2300

The Sullivan Center – Some areas of Cobb County Georgia are covered by this agency. It may be able to provide financial assistance and/or cash grants for paying monthly rent, mortgage, utilities, cooling bills and transportation.  (404) 753-0531

St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) – A number of assistance programs are offered to residents of central and north Georgia, including Cobb County and Marietta. Dial (770) 458-9607

Cobb County Catholic Charities provides financial assistance for rent among other services. Dial (770) 216-9420

Center for Family Resources is focused on the greater Cobb County Georgia region. Call them to learn about financial assistance for rent and housing needs. This program helps prevent homelessness. Up to $750 can be paid for rent as resources allow. Only can be used once per lifetime. (770) 428-2601





Transfiguration Catholic Church is part of St. Vincent. They may have programs for the homeless (such as shelters), emergency grants to pay a portion of back rent, clothing, or funds for security deposits. Phone - (770) 977-1442

St. Thomas Apostle is a Cobb County St. Vincent church. Case managers can help with screening for government benefits such as section 8 housing, provide referrals to rental assistance or loan programs, and help with other housing needs. Call (770) 432-8579.

Eviction prevention programs, which are based in Marietta and across the county, provide federal government grants for rent, housing support, and other aid. Some agencies may also provide motel vouchers, or tailor there programs for rental assistance to meet the demands of seniors or single moms among other groups. More on eviction programs in Cobb County.

Atlanta Legal Aid Society also supports Cobb County. Families facing eviction can get help. Pro-bono lawyers or staff can assist with preventing an eviction or offer information on homeless prevention services. (404) 524-5811

Georgia Legal Services - Free legal aid and advice for addressing unsafe housing. Other assistance can include landlord - tenant mediation services, help with resolving rent or deposit claims, and more. Call (404) 206-5175.

Cobb County CDBG Program Office ((770) 528-4600) provides rent assistance from the Homelessness Prevention Fund.

Christian Aid Mission Partnership/CAMP of Austell Georgia ((770) 819-0662) offers rent, food, and other financial aid for residents of Austell, Clarkdale, East Douglas County, Lithia Springs, Mableton and Powder Springs Georgia.

Jewish Family and Career Services provides some financial assistance for paying bills, rent, and other expenses to residents of the metro-Atlanta area. In some instances, this non-profit will offer qualified families a zero percent interest rate loan for their housing and rent expenses. (770) 677-9300





Salvation Army - Cobb County Service Unit can offer help to someone with an emergency within the last 90 days. Get financial support for paying rent or other expenses. Address is 202 Waterman St., Marietta, GA 30060. Phone (770) 724-1652

By Jon McNamara

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