Augusta and Richmond County rent assistance.

Short term financial help for rent and housing costs may be available from the Augusta and Richmond County Georgia agencies listed below. Some non-profit organizations or government programs may have cash that families can apply for. Other agencies specialize in helping people with applying to resources from other organizations, such as federal government section 8 housing vouchers or homeless prevention.

Eligibility for any type of rent help is set by each agency and their respective program. Most applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis by employees or volunteers at the centers. Call or stop by an agency for details. In general, funding is for low income families with children or seniors in Richmond County Georgia. Most agencies will require that client should be able to sustain themselves after receiving rental assistance. Normally an individual must have had an unexpected crisis as well, such as an illness, medical bill, divorce, or family issue or hardship.

Augusta Catholic Social Services can offer emergency financial aid for farm workers and migrants. Some examples include rent, security deposit, mortgage, utility, and housing assistance. The center is located at 811 12th St., Augusta, Georgia 30901, call 706-722-3661. Catholic Charities is one of the nation’s leading charity organizations, and this is the local branch. Several other social services may be provided by case workers.

The Salvation Army – Runs a local homeless shelter for men, women with children and families in Richmond County. Provides financial assistance with paying rent. Other aid includes bus tickets and thrift stores for household items. A number of referrals are offered too. 1384 Greene St., call 706-826-1801, Augusta, GA 30901




Beulah Grove Community runs a resource center that is located at 1446 Linden St. They are based in Augusta, Georgia 30901. Call 706-722-4999. Services provided to the low income include emergency financial assistance for paying rent. Other programs include community education as well as a senior citizen program. The applicant may apply for emergency assistance in a crisis, and they need to have a social security number, proof of residence, and verifiable proof of the hardship.

Economic Opportunity Authority (EOA) offers transitional housing, furniture, agency referrals, and funds for rent. 1730 Walker St., Augusta, GA 30903, call 706-738-4145. This is a primary non-profit community action agency to call for help in the region, and case managers will work with qualified clients on their housing needs. Other support may be no-interest loans, budgeting workshops, and information on local non-profits that may issue one time rent help.





Georgia Legal Services Program, Richmond office, can provide free legal aid to low income clients facing eviction. Lawyers can help deal with landlords and housing issues, and focus on stopping homelessness. 209 7th St., Augusta, GA 30901, (800) 248-6697

Action Ministries is a leading non-profit that tackles homelessness in Georgia. They may have access to government grants for paying rent or other expenses, such as energy bills. Other programs include low income housing, referrals, and information on low interest loans for bills or paying rent. They partner with agencies in Augusta, including Maxwell House and SLSK. dial 404.881.1991. for information.

CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority/EOA tries to help people keep their housing during a difficult period. Programs can offer short term financial and rental help. All applications are reviewed one off, on a case by case basis. Stop by 1261 Greene St., Augusta, Georgia 30901, or call (706) 722-0493.

Georgia Department of Human Services/Division of Family and Children Services/DFCS Richmond County. This government organization provides emergency financial assistance, grants, and cash to extremely low income Richmond County residents. Funds can help with shelter and low income housing. Section 8 vouchers are also facilitated. May have information on other federal government and Georgia programs. 520 Fenwick St., Augusta, Georgia 30903, phone number (706) 721-3000

Richmond County emergency homeless prevention helps tenants and the homeless. Referrals are given to clients for everything from government ESG grants for paying their rent or moving costs to shelter, motel vouchers, and other support. Augusta based agencies can also rehouse the homeless by assisting with rental deposits and offer job placement services. More on Richmond County homeless programs.

United Methodist Children's Home – Most of the aid offered is non-monetary. However from time to time they may have limited emergency financial assistance for qualified families in a crisis. Most of the help offered is from services such as counseling and transitional living services. 325 8th St., Augusta, GA 30901, phone (706) 722-8669




Army Community Service of Ft. Gordon can assist military members, veterans, and families in Richmond County. People need to have an eviction notice in order to be able to apply. 307 Chamberlain Ave. Ste. 224, Augusta, Georgia 30905, call the main client number at (706) 791-3579


By Jon McNamara

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