Right now, thousands of families across the City of Atlanta are at risk of eviction or homelessness due to COVID-19-related financial hardship. But there’s hope. Get help today through the Atlanta Emergency Housing Assistance Program. To check your eligibility or to apply for funds online, click here. You must be a resident of the City of Atlanta.

Interested in applying with the help of an on-site expert? We are holding outreach events at United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Loudermilk Center. Below are dates and times. The Loudermilk Center is located at 40 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, 30303. Register here.

**United Way of Greater Atlanta follows CDC guidelines  – requiring masks, social distancing and hand sanitizing – to ensure that we keep everyone safe. 

For a list of eligibility requirements, click here. You must be a resident of the City of Atlanta.

The Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program recently experienced technical issues with applications and some applicants may have received an error message. If you received an error message, you may need to reapply. Please read the questions and answers below to determine if you need to reapply.

I went through the application process and when I submitted it, I received an error message that said, “Uh oh. There was a problem. We weren’t able to save your intake information. Please try again later.” Do I need to reapply?

Yes, unfortunately, because of the technical issue, we did not receive your application. Please reapply at https://www.unitedwayatlanta.org/atlanta-covid-19-emergency-housing-assistance-program.

I received a message that I wasn’t eligible for funds. Do I need to reapply?

No, we received your application, and it was determined that you did not qualify for the Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program. However, you may call 2-1-1 to inquire about other available resources.

I have more questions. What should I do?

Click here to see more Frequently Asked Questions on the Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program Application page.

You may also contact 2-1-1 if you have more questions or are continuing to experience technical difficulties.

Click here if you’re ready to apply.

ATLANTA – April 15, 2021 – United Way of Greater Atlanta and the City of Atlanta announced today that they will reopen the Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program from April 15 to Dec. 31 with $15.2 million available for rent, utility and security deposit assistance. Due to federal guidelines, the program will no longer provide mortgage assistance. Through the first round of funding for the program, which was supported by CARES dollars, United Way was able to help 6,069 families and individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to stay in their homes.

COVID-19 may be diminishing as a health crisis but it continues to be a full-scale economic and social disaster. Many individuals and families across the City of Atlanta are not yet able to get back on their feet.

Housing instability has been a problem for low-income residents in the City of Atlanta long before the COVID-19 pandemic reached the City of Atlanta. The pandemic has intensified this experience for Atlanta residents, increasing the risk for foreclosure, eviction, and homelessness.

“Housing and economic stability are foundational to child well-being”,  says Milton J. Little, Jr. President and CEO of United Way of Greater Atlanta. “Without this, children and families have little chance of moving out of poverty. We are proud to have helped over 6,000 households to-date. It is our hope to extend that assistance to an additional 4,000 households in our next round of funding beginning in mid-April.”

Incorporated City of Atlanta residential renters who have experienced a loss of income because of COVID-19 will be able to receive assistance with the payment of their past due rent, utilities and security deposit dating back to March 13, 2020. Per federal guidelines for this new round of funding, there is no cap on the assistance amount. The average payment is expected to be $3,000. Landlords can apply directly for assistance.

Individuals and families impacted and in need of support will have multiple access points to apply for assistance in both English and Spanish. To apply for assistance and view eligibility requirements and FAQs, options include:

  • Access the client application by visiting www.unitedwayatlanta.org or by clicking here.
  • Visit http://211online.unitedwayatlanta.org/
  • Call 2-1-1 to speak with a live 2-1-1 Community Connection Specialist Hours are limited from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Due to high call volumes, the above listed options are preferred.
  • To sign up for in-person events for application assistance, click here.