Last Updated on August 22, 2023 by Hannah Stevens
COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance
Fulton County residents who are eligible, and who live outside of the City of Atlanta may apply for emergency assistance to cover rent and utilities (water, gas or power) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The federal government has established eligibility requirements for residents, which include:
- A minimum of one person in the household is qualified for unemployment benefits, or experienced a decrease in household income, experiences significant costs, or suffered other financial hardships directly or indirectly due to the COVID-19 epidemic;
- One or more people in the household may demonstrate a risk of becoming homeless or experiencing housing instability; and
- The income of the household is at or below 80% of the area median income.
Priority will be given to households that have been affected by unemployment for 90 days or more, households with incomes at or below 50% of the AMI, and households with documentation of eviction.
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If you apply for the Fulton County Emergency Rental Assistance Program, you may be assessed under the guidelines of Emergency Rental Assistance Program I (ERAP I) or Emergency Rental Assistance Program II (ERAP II) according on the time your application is processed, and the amount of funds available in either ERA Programs during that time.
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Residents who plan on applying may submit their applications online. You can upload documents directly to the application. Refer to the application checklist.
To speak with a live agent for assistance, call 855-776-7912 Representatives are available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Report Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
Every Fulton County employee as well as contractor employees have the responsibility to report fraud, waste, and abuse within their agency. These concerns can also be shared with the public.
Please call 404-612-871 if you suspect fraud, waste, or abuse.