The Housing Court Assistance Center (HCAC) is a walk-in advice clinic for Atlanta tenants whose landlords are taking them to court.

Located in the Fulton County Courthouse, tenants receive immediate advice about the eviction process (which in Georgia is known as a dispossessory). With the help of an AVLF staff attorney, volunteer attorneys and law students meet with tenants to explain their rights under Georgia law.

From limited assistance on completing an Answer to pre- and post-litigation advice, HCAC provides tenants with the knowledge and resources they need to advocate for themselves throughout the eviction process.


Interested in volunteering? Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form, or reach out directly to Matilde Davis.


Social Distancing Protocol
  • Keep 6 feet apart at all times.
  • Masks and individual bottles of hand sanitizer are available for all visitors and volunteers. (Masks are strongly encouraged.)
  • Visitors are required to use hand sanitizer before the consultation.
  • We periodically wipe down surfaces with disinfectant.

You can find the Court’s full guidelines here.