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Eviction or homeless prevention and rehousing in Georgia.

Assistance is available for families facing imminent eviction in Georgia. The Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care service is one resource that can be called upon for help in preventing an eviction. There are other homeless and eviction prevention programs and agencies listed below as well. It may offer one time rental assistance as well as other support, such as legal assistance, to stop homelessness and pending evictions. The program is also known as CoC, and it can assist the currently homeless and help them find transitional housing, get rehoused, and pay the security deposit on a new, affordable low income apartment.

While there are a number of conditions in place as well as an application process, the goal is to assist those that need stable housing. Depending on the non-profit agency and the county you live in, there may be instances in which assistance is only offered for those with a certain condition, such as an individual with a mental illness, the disabled, or maybe an elderly member. However some of the Georgia agencies will offer assistance to anyone that meets HUD approved low income levels or the definition of being homeless.

There is an annual grant process in place from HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development). Based on the results of that, the organizations in Georgia will provide assistance to those that qualify. The agencies may offer some or all of the following programs to clients.

One of the key objectives is on homeless prevention. This is a pro-active approach. For those that are about to be evicted, there may be emergency one time financial assistance for paying rent or other costs. In some cases an interest deferred loan is used to pay for those housing expenses. Counselors or staff from a Georgia agency may also provide free legal advice and representation. Or some sites can provide landlord / tenant mediation services.

General case management services are administered as well. As part of funding from the Continuum of Care, there will be workshops and sessions on credit repair, budgeting, education, job training, and literacy. All of this can lead to increased self-sufficiency of the family.

For those with a mental condition, there may be behavioral health services, nutrition, medical care, and other services. All of this is often offered in partnership with other Georgia partners, such as community clinics and medical providers.

 

 

 

Residents that are currently homeless, the Continuum of Care may provide them with access to emergency shelter or transitional housing. Case management is usually required from guests in these instances. Then, when they are prepared to move out of the short term housing, staff can work with them on locating a new, affordable home or apartment to live in. There may also be funds available to pay for security deposits, move in costs, or first months rent. Find more details on short term transitional housing programs.

In addition to all of that, information, referrals, and other general support is available. Case managers, lawyers, and others from the community coordinate workshops and educational sessions for those that need advice with housing issues. There are also sessions for the public or non-profit partners to educate people on the causes of homelessness as well as possible solutions.

Local Georgia eviction prevention and rehousing programs

Each county has its own separate referral system in place as well. This is in addition to the resources listed here as well as throughout this page as it scrolls down. Whether a low income tenant needs a cash grant, access to case management, or information on how to apply for a security deposit, assistance is available.

Homeless assistance agencies in Georgia

The agencies below support tenants and/or homeowners in the immediate community. They can offer grants to stop evictions, free legal aid, rehousing assistance and more.

Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless
Location is 477 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Main phone - (404)230-5000
Free legal support for preventing evictions as well as tenant/landlord mediation can be arranged. Supports the metro region, including Fulton County.

 

 

 

 

Hope Atlanta
458 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308. Call 404-817-7070
They focus on the entire metro area and all counties. Homeless prevention, long term stability services and other programs are offered too.

Georgia Coalition to End Homelessness
2501 East Piedmont Road, Suite 116
Marietta, GA 30062-7754
Toll Free: (877)-243-1576
The non-profit may have information on resources such as Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), which is a form of federal government funding for paying back rent. The homeless, including veterans and single parents, can be placed into housing in Georgia, and others can apply for funds for help with the utility or rental deposit on a new home.

Albany-Dougherty Coalition to End Homelessness
City of Albany, City Manager's Office
Mailing address is PO Box 447
Albany, GA  31702
Try referrals from the PHA at  (229) 434-4500

Augusta Task Force for the Homeless, Inc.
Location is 730 East Boundary Street
Augusta, GA  30901
Telephone is (706) 826-7933 or try (706) 723-0040 or call 1-866-256-7021

Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless
Location is 761 Wheaton St, Savannah, GA 31401
Dial (912) 790-3400

Coalition for the Homeless Mentally Ill - SOAP program in GA
2026 Dellwood Dr.
Atlanta, GA  30309
Main telephone number is 404-657-1667 or try (404) 351-3225 or (518) 439-7415
Housing solutions for the disabled, including information on low income apartments and case management.

Nicholas House
250 Georgia Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone: (404) 633-8386

Rainbow Village Inc.
3427 Duluth Hwy Duluth, GA 30096.
Telephone number is (770) 497-1888

Macon And Bibb County Coalition to End Homelessness
1955 Broadway
Macon, GA 31201
Dial ((478) 746-8572
Provides support across several counties to low income families.

 

 

 

 

SAFE Shelter, Inc.
P.O. Box 61119
Savannah, GA 31420
(912) 629-8888 or dial 1-866-390-SAFE

South Georgia Coalition to End Homelessness
601 N Lee St, Valdosta, GA 31601
Call (229) 293-7301 for information on how to get help when facing an eviction.

Mental Health America of Georgia
Main address is 100 Edgewood Ave, Suite 502
Atlanta, GA  30303-3068
(404) 527-7175

Information on Continuum of Care in Athens-Clarke
Athens-Clarke County (Unified Government of Department of Housing)
375 Satula Avenue
Athens, GA 30601
Telephone number is 706-613-3155

Atlanta and Fulton County Continuum of Care
Referrals may be available to shelters, transitional housing, and programs that can help stop evictions in Atlanta. The non-profit may also have information on grants that can be used in an emergency for paying rent. Based on funding levels, there may be emergency loans for paying rent, referrals, shelters and meals, or one time rent assistance. The goal is on homeless prevention and rehousing Georgia families.

  • North Fulton Assessment Center is at 7741 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta, Ga 30350. Dial 404-612-0720
  • South Fulton Assessment Center address is 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park, Ga 30349. Phone: 404-612-0137

Continuum of Care Augusta-Richmond County
510 Fenwick St, Augusta, GA 30901. Phone: 706 821 1797

Information on the Continuum of Care for the remainder of the state - Housing Trust Fund, Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Main address is 60 Executive Park South, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: 404 327 6870 or 1-800-436-7442
This organization partners with the local counties and cities to provide homeless prevention and resources to rehouse families.

Continuum of Care: Cobb County
COO for Programs, Center for Family Resources, Inc.
400 Franklin Gateway SE
Marietta, GA 30067
Phone: 770.428.2601

 

 

 

 

Continuum of Care Program for Columbus-Muscogee
Homeless Resource Network, Inc.
Post Office Box 811
Columbus, GA 31902
Phone: 706 571 3399 or 1-800-436-7442
Staff offer advice and referrals to emergency aid. Clients are the disabled, seniors, and low income.

Information in DeKalb on the Continuum of Care
Dekalb County Community Development
150 East Ponce de Leon Ave., Suite 330
Decatur, GA 30030
Telephone number is  (404) 286-3308 or try 404-286-3368.

Homeless Authority - Continuum of Care of Savannah-Chatham
761 Wheaton St, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone: 912.790.3400

 

By Jon McNamara

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