We provide free legal help to Atlanta tenants who are facing an eviction.

What can I do now that I am no longer protected by the CDC eviction Moratorium?

NOTE: This information either is primarily for tenants who do not have an eviction case filed against them at this time OR have a pending eviction case.

This information might also be helpful to tenants who previously had their evictions stayed due to the CDC moratorium being in place. However, if you fall in this category, please keep in mind that the marshals can show up at any time and formally evict you from your home.

 


APPLY FOR RENTAL ASSISTANCE.

First, please inform your landlord that you have applied for rental assistance. Your landlord may be willing to hold off filing an eviction if they know rental assistance is on the way. All Georgia residents may apply for rental assistance through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. You can find out if you’re eligible by visiting georgiarentalassistance.ga.gov. You can also call 833-827-RENT (7368) or email rentalassistance@dca.ga.gov.

  1. FOR City of Atlanta Residents: (application is currently closed but call 2-1-1 for more information)
  2. FOR Fulton County Residents: Call (855)-776-7912 or visit fultoncountyga.gov/rentalassistance. You can also find information about Fulton County’s SAFE Program here.
  3. FOR DeKalb County Residents: Call (404) 371-3201 or email: renthelp@dekalbcountyga.gov
  4. FOR Cobb County Residents: Visit www.cobbcounty.org/ERA for more information
  5. FOR Gwinnett County Residents: Call (770) 822-7501 or visit GCGA.us/ProjectRESET2
  6. FOR Clayton County Residents: Visit relief.claytoncountyga.gov

Check If You’re Eligible for Emergency Financial Assistance


ENTER INTO A REPAYMENT PLAN WITH YOUR LANDLORD.

Please see the attached flyer on tips for entering into repayment plans. You can also find a repayment plan template here. You can also find a sample repayment agreement here, and a sample script here.


IF YOU’VE BEEN PRE-APPROVED FOR RENTAL ASSISTANCE AND YOUR EVICTION HEARING IS COMING UP, REQUEST A 30 DAY CONTINUANCE FROM YOUR LOCAL COURT.

A continuance postpones your case. This may give you a little more time to obtain rental assistance from your local or state government. You can find a standard request for a continuance here.


CONTACT AN ATTORNEY.

You may be eligible for free legal assistance from a local legal aid or nonprofit office. If you feel that you have counterclaims and defenses against the eviction you can find help below:

Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation – Call (404) 521-0790
Atlanta Legal Aid Society (Downtown) – Call (404) 524-5811
Atlanta Legal Aid Society (Clayton & S. Fulton) – Call (404) 669-0233
Atlanta Legal Aid Society (Gwinnett) – Call (678) 376-4545
Atlanta Legal Aid Society (Cobb) – Call (770) 528-2565
Atlanta Legal Aid Society (DeKalb) – Call (404) 377-0701
Georgia Legal Services – Call (404) 894-7707


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*DISCLAIMER*

The information here is legal information and not legal advice specific to your case. We have not reviewed the facts relevant to your case. For more information on how the information above may apply to your specific situation, please contact the Housing Court Assistance Center.