This directory is not a complete list of all resources available. It is published in good faith and for general information purpose only.
Housing Insecure Youth Support
For information on K-12 educational support for Metro Atlanta students enrolled under McKinney-Vento, please email: Ms.Paula@PILOTSS.net
Embark Georgia-Stability and Growth through Higher Education, a network of 50+ post-secondary educational institutions
Rental Assistance/Utility Assistance
State and local programs have billions of dollars in rental assistance to help renters stay housed during the pandemic.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Housing Counseling Program: Call (800) 569-4287 or find a housing counselor
Direct-to-Tenant Payment Implementation: Increasing Flexibility and Equity in Emergency Rental Assistance Programs
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Information by State
End Rental Arrears to Stop Evictions (ERASE) Project by National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) NLIHC ERA Resources
NLIHC Brief: Direct-to-Tenant Payment Implementation: Increasing Flexibility and Equity in ERA Programs
National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)'s
End Rental Arrears to Stop Evictions (ERASE)
National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)
U.S. Department of the Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) ERA Guidelines Revised August 25, 2021
The Road Ahead for Low-Income Renters:
An examination of how renters have fared during the pandemic and their needs going forward.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides families with assistance for home energy bills, energy crises, weatherization and energy-related minor home repairs.
Georgia Department of Community Affairs'
Georgia Rental Assistance Program provides up
to 12 months of rental assistance and utility assistance.
Georgia Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Georgia Landlord-Tenant Handbook: HUD Local Tenant Rights, Laws, and Protections for Georgians
Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and American Rescue Plan Grant Implementation Plan
The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) welcomes public participation from July 16, 2021, through July 30, 2021, for the purpose of reviewing the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021
Georgia eviction filings, legal advice and support:
Georgia Legal Service Program (GLSP)
Atlanta Legal Aid Services (ALAS)
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF)
Talk to a lawyer for free legal aid, based on your income:
Local bar association or legal aid
Legal Services Corporation’s (LSC) Eviction Laws Database, an online tool, allows users to explore the entire legal process of eviction – from pre-filing to post-judgment – in communities across the country.
Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Eviction Tracker, provides access to multi-year trend data on evictions filings and related information for 550 counties in 19 states across the United States.
The Effect of State & Local Laws on Evictions: A congressionally-directed study to investigate evictions as a legal process and the scope of unmet legal needs involving eviction at the state and local level.
Be Informed and Get Involved
Find out how to contact your members of Congress
Housing is Infrastructure Act (H.R.4497): NLIHC’s fact sheet
Ending Homelessness Act (H.R.4496): NLIHC’s fact sheet
Subcommittee Hearing: “Oversight of Pandemic Evictions: Assessing Abuses by Corporate Landlords and Federal Efforts to Keep Americans in Their Homes”
Housing Insecurity Media Toolkit: Shareable content, designed to help spread important information about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s pandemic-related housing insecurity tools and resources.
Join National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)’s weekly national HoUSed campaign call each Monday at 2:30 pm ET about advancing long-term solutions to end the housing crisis and achieve housing justice. To register, click here.
Housing is Infrastructure Act of 2021 (H.R.4497): Bill includes a major expansion of rental assistance, an investment to repair public housing, and in the national Housing Trust Fund to build and preserve homes affordable to people with the greatest needs.
Child Tax Credit Information and Resources