Fulton 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. Anyone interested in applying for the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program should gather the necessary supporting documentation. Owners and landlords are also encouraged to apply on behalf of eligible tenants, who must co-sign the application.
Documentation requirements for tenants include:
Valid photo ID for applicant
Contact information including email and phone number
Wage statement or signed declaration
Copy of the Lease Agreement or documentation of payments made
Eviction notice or dispossessory (if applicable)
Past due Water, Gas, or Electrical utility notice(s)
Documentation of unemployment or loss of income since March 2020
Documentation of any previous rental assistance received since March 2020
Any other documentation that indicates risk of homelessness
Documentation requirements for landlords include:
Contact information including your email and phone number
Social Security number, tax identification number, or DUNS number
Completed and signed IRS W-9 form
Payments will be made directly to landlords and utility companies.