January 4, 2021 Update: Please note that applications for this program closed on December 19, 2020. Watch for updates about possible future extensions or new programs.
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP), in collaboration with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF), are among the 10 local services providers selected to help distribute relief funds for the City of Atlanta’s Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program. They will be responsible for distributing $2 million of emergency rental, mortgage, and utility assistance to residents living in BeltLine neighborhoods.
The City of Atlanta allocated $22 million earlier this month from the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) to the Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program to provide housing support to Atlantans. Administered by United Way of Greater Atlanta through a network of 10 local service providers, the program will provide financial assistance to cover past due rent, mortgage, utilities, and move-in deposits as a result of impending eviction assistance to Atlanta residents.
Thanks to this partnership with AVLF, ABI and ABP are honored to support equity in and around the Atlanta BeltLine by providing economically disadvantaged residents living in BeltLine neighborhoods with information about resources such as the COVID-19 rent, mortgage, and utility relief and assisting them through the application process.
This program is available to City of Atlanta residents with a gross current household income and income prior to March 1, 2020 below 60% Area Median Income (AMI). Each household may apply for an assistance maximum of $3,000 in a period not to exceed 3 months.
Interested applicants are invited to:
- Fill out the United Way application for financial assistance
- Select AVLF as the preferred provider
- For help with the application, leave a message at 470-588-7438 and someone will call back.
Online applications for the Emergency Housing Assistance Program are now closed. Interested applicants may still apply at in-person events through December 19. For applicants who have already applied yet are missing documents (full lease agreement, landlord verification, income verification, etc.), those missing documents must be sent to your service providers by December 21.
Get In-Person Help With Your Application
Once you’ve gathered your required documents, we can help you fill out your application in person. We cannot help you if you don’t bring all the required documents. A list of the required documents can be found here. Please try to complete your application before getting assistance so we can better assist you.
November and December in-person application dates:
Loudermilk Conference Center, 40 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
- November 18, 2 – 7 p.m.
- November 20, 2 – 7 p.m.
- November 23, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Aluma Farm Stand, Allene Avenue SW at the Westside Trail, Atlanta, GA 30310
- November 19, 4 – 7 p.m.
CreateATL, 900 Murphy Ave SW Atlanta, GA 30310
- Mondays and Fridays during December, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Appointment required. Register for an appointment time here.