DeKalb County Georgia rent assistance.

Agencies across the greater DeKalb County area administer rent assistance programs for low income families as well as senior citizens and the disabled. Most of the agencies, churches, government assistance programs and charities that offer this emergency rental or security deposit help operate across a multi-county area so they in effect provide assistance to thousands of tenants each year. There are certain non-profits or government assistance programs that offer rent help to veterans or single parents, the unemployed and others. So the terms of each program can change.

The programs also cover all parts of homeless prevention. For example, residents that are behind on their rent can apply for a grant to catch up. People that are homeless in the Decatur area may be placed into transitional housing or a homeless shelter, then apply for a security deposit programs or help with first month's rent. There is also landlord/tenant mediation available as well as other forms of rent assistance for qualified households.

United Methodist Children's Home
Address is 500 S. Columbia Dr.
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 327-5872
Financial aid for rent and other housing expenses, such as utility bills, is available in small dollar amounts on time per week.

Toco Hills Community Alliance
Covers DeKalb County zip codes of 30033, 30324, 30329, 30341, 30345
Telephone - (404) 325-0677
Rent payments can be made in an emergency. They also help with deposits, landlord mediation, employment, and more.





Living Room
The charity supports parts of DeKalb
Main phone - (404) 616-6332

Buckhead Christian Ministry, Inc.
(404) 239-0038
Information is provided to non-interest loan programs, transitional housing, grants, and more.

DeKalb County Nicholas House
Phone - (404) 622-0793
The non-profit works to find solutions to homelessness.

AID Decatur – The phone number is (404) 870-7700. Temporary rent assistance and housing is only for residents with HIV or Aids.





Housing solutions from Society of Saint Vincent SVDP
Chamblee, GA 30341, dial (770) 576-4081 ext. 130 for the Holy Cross church.
Chamblee, Georgia 30341, phone (678) 892-6163
Immaculate Heart of Mary, DeKalb, GA 30329, (770) 458-9607
These churches assist the working poor and vulnerable. There may be grants issued to senior citizens as well as the disabled, help for back rent to families with children, loans, and other support.

Housing Authority of DeKalb County
Address is 750 Commerce Drive
Decatur, GA 30030
Call (404) 270-2500
Several solutions are offered. They process HUD section 8 vouchers for paying rent as well as applications to public housing or low income apartments. There is also self-sufficiency, home buying programs, information on job placement and more. the PHA of Dekalb Count assists the low income, seniors, and disabled with their rent as well as housing needs.

CaringWorks, Inc.
Main office is at 2785 Lawrenceville Hwy
Decatur, GA 30033
Main number is (404) 371-1230
Assistance in Dekalb County includes both short and long term housing resources. Referrals are given to government grant programs for paying rent, residential treatment, help for single moms and the disabled. The financial aid for rent or bills or part of homeless prevention - rehousing.

Partnership for Community Action - Clarkston Headquarters
Address: 815 Park North Blvd.
Clarkston, GA 30021
The hotline is (404) 929-2502
The agency helps tenants facing eviction. Case managers help clients apply for financial assistance and long term support.

Local homeless prevention and rapid rehousing is an option. There are programs, including emergency money for rent, for tenants and counseling for homeowners. Rehousing in DeKalb County can also provide security deposit, motel vouchers help as well as funds for firsts months rent. More information on homeless prevention in DeKalb County.

Salvation Army - DeKalb County Unit
Address is 3500 Sherrydale Ln.
Decatur, Georgia 30032
(404) 486-2714
Very limited funds for back rent is combined with emergency shelter and more. They may also have case management or coordinate security deposit help as well.




United Methodist Children's Home - Decatur Office
500 S. Columbia Dr.
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 327-5872
Rental and housing assistance is for residents with children under the age of 17 as well as single parents.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Christ Our Hope
Lithonia, GA 30038
(678) 892-6163
Partners with churches to help the low income. Food, rent help, shelter, and more is available. They offer financial aid for mortgage payments, utilities, rent, and more. The staff will also help with applications for government housing, no-interest loans and more.

Initiative for Affordable Housing, Inc.
1434 Scott Blvd. Ste. 200
Terrace Level
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 299-9979
Non-profit offers short term transitional housing in DeKalb County. They also coordinate housing search assistance to help working poor residents locate permanent, affordable apartments or homes to live in.

Interfaith Outreach Home
Location is 5200-A Buford Hwy.
Doraville, GA 30340
(770) 457-3727
They only offer transitional housing/shelter.

Momentemps Ltd
Lithonia, GA 30038
(770) 873-3775
Help if for veterans. The non-profit has information on rent help from SSVF, transitional homes for veterans and service members, VA benefits, and more.

Grants from the HUD McKinney-Vento (HEARTH Act) are provided to agencies in the DeKalb region. The federal government funding pays for a variety of programs to stop evictions and end homelessness. Resources include short term rent help, motel room vouchers, shelter, credit counseling, and other housing assistance. More on Atlanta eviction assistance programs.

DeKalb County Legal Aid Society
246 Sycamore St.
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-0701
Resolves disputes between tenants and landlords. This includes free legal advice on evictions, housing discrimination, and repairs to homes. they also offer legal aid for housing discrimination and landlord disputes, as well as advice on filing for low income apartments or rent help from Section 8.





DeKalb County Community Development
1807 Candler Road
Decatur, Georgia 30032
(404) 286-3308
Homeless prevention and rapid rehousing is available, including information on section 8 vouchers and other programs.


By Jon McNamara

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