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Gwinnett County rental assistance.

Housing and rental assistance is offered by various Gwinnett County Georgia charities, churches and government organizations. The focus is on low income families and those facing eviction. Emergency financial assistance and case management is offered from programs that are administered by the agencies below. Each location has its own criteria that need to be met before distributing any type of emergency rent, security deposit or financial assistance to the needy.

If you are faced with eviction or are interested in receiving rental help, potential applicants need to contact the agency near them to determine if you meet eligibility requirements. Funds are limited, and unfortunately not everyone in Gwinnett County can receive rental help or funds to pay a security deposit. Priority is usually given to families with children, the disabled and elderly. Those requests with imminent eviction letters may also be prioritized. You need to call to determine if cash is available at the time of your request.

Feel free to apply to more than one agency or program at a time. However you will usually be limited in how many times you can receive emergency housing assistance throughout the year.

Gwinnett Housing Resource Partnership (GHRP) – Another of the leading non-profit housing agencies. Offers transitional housing and emergency shelter. May be able to direct people to emergency rent, security deposits, and landlord/tenant mediation. Phone 678 808-4477

Department of Family and Children Services (DFACS) – This is the local Gwinnett County social services organization. They run various housing programs, including section 8 and housing for the disabled. They are also a great place for referrals. Main location is 446 W. Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, phone number 678 518-5500

Partnership for Community Action – The local community action agency. Assistance includes clothing, rent, and utilities. Financial aid is very limited, and is mostly from referrals. They may have information on zero interest loan programs for paying rental costs or details on other public benefits. Call 404-929-2500 to apply for help.




St. Vincent De Paul – Partnership of local churches. Call for help with rent, electric bills, clothing, and other aid. The main phone number is 770 339-7997. The volunteers at this Gwinnett County charity may also be able to refer clients to both shelters as well as regional rental assistance resources.

Gwinnett County Department of Financial Services - They run the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. Grants and funds can help pay rent. The program also offers eviction prevention services. Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, (770) 822-5190

Georgia Legal Services Program can provide free legal aid for housing and other issues to qualified low income families. Attorneys can also help with eviction prevention, landlord concerns, and housing discrimination. Call (404) 206-5175.

Section 8 housing choice vouchers are offered from a few locations. This is an income based, rent assistance programs. Low income and families in poverty need to pay 30% of their income towards their bills, including rent. There are also public housing programs, home buying resources and more.

Apply at the Lawrenceville Housing Authority (address is 502 Glenn Edge Dr, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, call (770) 963-4900), Housing Authority of the City of Norcross (address is 19 Garner St NW, Norcross, Georgia 30071, call (770) 448-3668), or the The Gwinnett County Community Development Program (dial (678) 518-6008)

H.O.P.E., Inc. assists single parents in Gwinnett County. Subsidized housing/apartments, information on grants for paying security deposits or rent, and other social services are offered. The Duluth non-profit can be reached at (678) 623-3628.

North-Gwinett Cooperative offers emergency financial aid, with the possibly of rent. The charity is at 4395 Commerce Dr., Buford, GA 30518. there may also be electric bill help, free furniture for a home, clothes, and other resources. Homelessness prevention and rehousing of the low income, poor, and elderly among others is a focus. Call (770) 271-9793





North Fulton Community Centers is a non-profit that combines funds (rent, utilities, water) with case management. Funds are limited. There may be a few dollars for housing, back rent, moving costs and other needs. Or sign up for money management type classes. Address is 11270 Elkins Rd, Roswell, GA 30076. Call (770) 640-0399.

Duluth Cooperative Ministries - Hands of Christ may have emergency financial aid, information on shelters, and more, including loan programs for paying bills or rent. Call the church - faith based group at (770) 623-9563. More information on rent assistance from Duluth Cooperative Ministries.

St. Oliver Plunkett offers social services, financial help with rent or security deposits, utilities, and homeless prevention services. They can also help the working poor, low income or seniors apply for government aid, such as HUD section 8 vouchers. Snellville Georgia based. (770) 979-2500

Salvation Army – The local branch of the national charity organization. Stop by for emergency financial assistance, shelter, grants for rent and homeless prevention, furniture (as available) and other support. Help is provided regardless of religion or background. 4760 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, GA, call 678 380-9424

Sullivan Center - 643 Dill Avenue, Atlanta, GA. Call 404 753-0535

Gwinnett County is also served by co-op ministries. These locations administer a range of emergency assistance programs. Get help with rent and deposits, thrift stores for food and clothing, and advice for dealing with housing concerns. The locations of the co-ops are below.

  • Duluth - 3317 Duluth Hwy, Duluth, GA, call 770 623-9563
  • Bread of Life – Primary phone number 770 513-1007
  • Lawrenceville – Primary location is 490 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville, GA, phone 770 339-7887
  • Lilburn - 5329 Five Forks Trkm, Lilburn, GA, 770 931-8333
  • Norcross – Address: 2275 Mitchell Rd., Atlanta, GA, phone 770 263-8268
  • Southeast Co-Op - 2437 Main Street East, Snellville, GA, dial 770 985-5229

AID Gwinnett, Inc. - Eligibility for this rent assistance program is HIV or AIDs patients. Duluth, Georgia 30096, call (770) 962-8396

Programs to stop evictions and rehouse the homeless are available. The federal government, as well as non-profit agencies, offer grants for housing and paying rent expenses. There may also be motel vouchers for short term lodging, food for children, and deposit help in addition to emergency assistance for the tenants back rent. More on Gwinnett County rehousing and eviction assistance.

Veteran housing programs are available. They can help prevent homelessness of veterans and/or their immediate family members. HUD VASH as well as SSVH receive funding from the federal government as well as state of Georgia, and every year HUD requires the local Gwinnett County veterans can apply for rent help and solutions to housing needs.







All veteran residents are welcome to call this location for help and to get involved with the programs run. There may also be job training, government grants for rent or utilities, mortgage help, VA benefits and more. One of the most popular programs run are for section 8 housing vouchers. Call 770.828.8652 for details.

Single mothers only can get housing, shelter, and or emergency rent help. The main number is 678.887.1218. There may also be resources for women fleeing domestic violence, including legal aid. The Agency is Called For My Sisters.


By Jon McNamara

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