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Help with rent in Georgia.

Low-income families in Georgia will get financial help from local rent assistance programs as well as statewide resources. Charities, churches, and government organizations are available in each county, town and city to help address housing needs. There is grant money to help pay rent, funds for security deposits, homeless prevention and rehousing services and more. Find how to get rent and deposit help near you in Georgia.

There is both emergency housing as well as long term support from programs including GA section 8 vouchers and income subsidized rental homes or apartments. In addition, free pro-bono lawyers also help low-income tenants, the elderly or disabled who either need affordable housing or that are facing eviction as part of free legal consultations in Georgia.

Find GA rental assistance from charities or government programs

Homeless prevention and rapid rehousing is coordinated by the state of Georgia, federal government and non-profits. There is financial assistance programs for single moms (which can help them pay rent or utility bills in a crisis), rehousing for the homeless, government grants for back rent and cash aid from the state. All funds will be used for helping with permanent housing. More on Georgia homeless prevention and rehousing.

Any low income and/or struggling renter in Georgia, that needs assistance, can apply for help. Affordable, income based housing from section 8 is offered. Charities and government benefits can help veterans, the disabled, mentally ill, unemployed, as well as families that have a source of income but need affordable housing or an apartment. The program will help pay a portion of future rental costs. This is part of GA section 8 housing choice vouchers.

Some Georgia rent assistance programs focus on senior citizens as well as the disabled. Many people live on a fixed income, such as SSI, social security or retirement funds. In addition, they are even more vulnerable if they get evicted or lose their housing. Several government organizations and charities may be able to offer them emergency rent assistance, money for utilities, and other expenses.

  • The financial help is generally for people over the age of 55 and even individuals who live in retirement communities or assisted living in GA. There are also rent grants for older adults who are disabled in Georgia, which can also pay for supportive housing. Locate financial help for seniors in Georgia.




A statewide Alliance to End Homeless operates in all cities and counties. They coordinate government resources, local charities, advocacy groups and even partner with corporations in Georgia that facilitate both rent assistance as well as encourage low-income housing. They can give referrals to housing, homeless shelters, storage units, and also emergency programs for paying past due rent. More on the Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness.

Salvation Army housing and rental assistance is offered statewide by local centers. The Christian, faith based charity has limited financial help for low-income families, the homeless and tenants facing a hardship. This includes motel vouchers, transitional housing and some rent money when qualified. Locate Salvation Army financial assistance programs in GA.

Shared housing programs help individuals find a low cost, or even free, rental unit to live in. Non-profit organizations operate these in Georgia as well as nationally and they help low-income people get a place to live. Locate shared housing program.

Local city and county rental assistance programs in Georgia

Find where and how to apply below. Select a town or county. There are a number of places to apply at for help with back rent, deposits, storage or moving cost assistance. Some local communities even offer money to pay mobile lot rent. Referrals or direct financial aid is offered as well if need be.

Atlanta metro area




Balance of Georgia rent help

Other local counties also provide rent assistance to residents. Resources are limited, but emergency funds to help pay for housing may be provided to qualified low-income families.

Athens and Clarke County

Bibb and Houston County

Carroll County

Clayton County

Columbia County and Martinez

Glynn County and Brunswick

Lowndes County

Savannah region and Chatham County

Walton and Newton County


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