Rental Assistance

cOVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance


Please note that the Fulton County Emergency Rental Assistance Application Portal will close on August 15 , 2022. All applications received by that date will be reviewed for funding consideration. Residents may also apply for Emergency Rental Assistance through the state of Georgia at


UPDATE - AUGUST 25, 2021 - Effective immediately, qualifying Fulton County residents outside the City of Atlanta can receive up to 18 months of rental assistance. In addition, the cap on maximum rent payments per month has been removed. Qualified applicants can now receive:

• Rent assistance will be extended for up to 18 months and can include assistance for rent in arrears (no maximum) as well as prospective future rent.
• Utility assistance for utilities in arrears will also be extended for up to 15 months.

The maximum time period is 18 months for any form of assistance.

The new Emergency Rental Assistance award limits will be applied retroactively to eligible applicants who have submitted applications beginning on August 2, 2021.

Emergency Rental Assistance applicants do not need to submit a new application to receive this additional assistance; applicants will be contacted by their case manager.

Eligible Fulton County residents living outside the City of Atlanta can apply for emergency assistance for rent and utilities (water, gas, power) resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Residents must meet eligibility requirements established by the federal government, including:
• One or more individuals within the household has qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 outbreak;
• One or more individuals within the household can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and
• The household’s income is at or below 80% of the area median income.

Households affected by unemployment for 90 days or more, households with incomes at or below 50% AMI, and households with documented eviction will be prioritized.

By applying for the Fulton County Emergency Rental Assistance Program, you may be evaluated under the guidelines of Emergency Rental Assistance Program I (ERAP I) or Emergency Rental Assistance Program II (ERAP II) based on the time your application is processed and the funds available under either ERAP Program at that time.

View Report on Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance Applications

Residents may submit their applications online. Documents may be uploaded directly within the application. Review the application checklist.

For assistance, you can call 855-776-7912 to speak to a live agent. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


To Report Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

All Fulton County employees and contractor employees have a responsibility to report waste, fraud and abuse within the agency. The public is also invited to share such concerns.

If you suspect fraud, waste or abuse please call 404-612-8071.


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