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Walton and Newton County rent assistance.

In a crisis, Newton and Walton County agencies provide emergency rental and housing assistance programs. There are non-profit, churches, and charity organizations that work to help tenants stay in their existing home or apartment. The resources available range from grants to deposit help, loans to pay back rent, and other financial aid.

The organizations do not discriminate based on age, race, or religion. Everyone from single mothers to the underemployed, senior citizens and others can apply for rental assistance in a crisis. Or if the housing challenge is unpaid utility bills or a dispute with a landlord, those topics can often be covered too.

Note funding in Walton and Newton is limited. The money available for paying rent often runs out, but the social workers will do their best to find a solution.

ACTION, Inc. - Walton County
Address is 203 Milledge Ave.
Monroe, Georgia 30655
Phone: (770) 267-1361
For people in the counseling and job programs, there may be financial help for paying rent and other housing costs.

Faith in Serving Humanity/FISH
Location is 700 S. Madison Ave.
Monroe, GA 30655
(770) 207-4357
Many social services are available, including emergency rent help. The staff also direct low income households or the homeless to shelters, offer loans, energy bill and of course one time rent help.

Repairers of the Breach
5120 Old Brown Bridge Rd.
Covington, Georgia 30014
Dial (770) 787-7250
Funding is limited. Newton County families may apply for rental help, shop for low cost furniture from the thrift store, operate a thrift store, and more.





Salvation Army - Newton County Service Unit
Location is 5193 Washington St.
Covington, Georgia 30014
Main phone: (770) 788-8274
Families with a source of income and that are otherwise stable can apply for emergency assistance. The charity may offer funds for rent, food, security deposits, AC bills, and more.

St. Augustine Church
Covington, Georgia 30016
(678) 892-6163
An intake interview is always required. The church may offer clothing, rent help for families with children or the disabled living on a fixed income, shelter, and other resources, such as medications.

Legal help for housing issues can be obtained in both counties. LegalAid can deal with housing discrimination, denied benefits such as section 8 vouchers or ESG grants for rent, and they can represent tenants in housing court if qualified. Call (404) 524-5811.

Walton and Newton County Department of Community Affairs
(706) 369-5636
The government agency can provide referrals and/or intake for section 8 HUD rental vouchers as well as income based apartments.




4Sarah, Inc.
Covington, Georgia 30014
(470) 362-8808
Shelter and transitional housing is for women that are out of all other options and that are involved in a trafficking industry.


By Jon McNamara

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