Fulton County's Covid-19 Rental Assistance Pgm

Fulton County's Covid-19 Rental Assistance Pgm
Posted on 03/01/2021
Fulton County's Covid-19 Rental Assistance Pgm

Fulton County Government has launched a COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program to aid eligible households in need of rental and utility assistance. 

Fulton County Rental Assistance Overview

The county was awarded the $18 million federal funding for this program through the U.S. Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. Through this program, qualifying Fulton County residents outside the City of Atlanta may apply for temporary rental and utility assistance to cover eligible expenses including rent, delinquent rent, past due gas, water, and electrical utilities incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Qualifying applicants may receive up to $1,300 per month in rental assistance, and up to $200 per month in past due utilities for a period of up to six months. 

Fulton County Tenant Checklist

To qualify, households must be at or below 80% of the area median income and must meet other criteria. Per federal guidelines, Fulton County will prioritize applications for households at or below 50% of the area median income level, and households where one or more members are currently unemployed and have been for at least 90 days. 

Fulton County Landlord Checklist

Applicants can go to www.fultoncountyga.gov/renthelp to access the application, or contact the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Call Center at 833-716-2223 to speak to a live agent. Representatives will be available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to assist callers with completing their applications. Residents will also be able to drop off their applications at the Fulton County Government Center, Information Desk, 141 Pryor Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303.