If you are at risk of being evicted or becoming homeless or are currently experiencing an episode of homelessness, we encourage you to reach out to HomeFirst Gwinnett. HomeFirst Gwinnett offers a single point of entry for individuals and families in a housing crisis and connects them to wrap-around services unique to their individual situations. HomeFirst Gwinnett’s one-stop-shop helps determine what programs you qualify for and connects you quickly to partners on our Homelessness & Housing Response Team that can help you most.
Are You At Risk For Eviction From An Extended-Stay Hotel/Motel, a Rental Home, or Apartment or Experiencing An Episode Of Homelessness?
Your first step should be to complete this Gwinnett Housing Assistance Application and HomeFirst Gwinnett will reach out to you directly within 48 business hours. If you have questions or need help with the application, please call 770-847-6765.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program – Project RESET 2.0
Gwinnett County has received more than $28.1 million in stimulus funds through the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Working in partnership United Way of Greater Atlanta and HomeFirst Gwinnett, these funds will be used to provide financial support for income-eligible Gwinnett County residents financially impacted by COVID-19 needing help to pay past-due rent, as well as utility and internet payments. Payments will be made directly to landlords and service providers for past-due balances. Learn more about eligibility, documentation required, and more here.
Salvation Army Housing Assistance
The Salvation Army in Gwinnett offers Gwinnett residents resources for housing assistance. To schedule an appointment to meet with their staff, call the appointment line at 770-724-1661 Monday through Friday from the hours of 9 am to 4 pm.
St. Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent de Paul Georgia offers temporary emergency assistance to those unable to meet their basic needs such as housing, utilities, transportation, clothing, and medicine. To get help, your must first call their help line at 678-892-6163 to connect with your local conference or family support center. A volunteer caseworker will return your call as soon as possible. Learn more here.
Assistance for City of Lawrenceville Residents
The Lawrenceville Response Center (LRC) offers homeless prevention resources related to shelter and rental assistance to verified and approved residents of the City of Lawrenceville. If you live within the city limits of Lawrenceville, click here to learn more about LRC resources.
Rental Assistance Finder
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) “Rental Assistance Finder” tool helps identify emergency rental assistance available to tenants and landlords. Connect here.
Know Your Rights As a Renter and the Legal Steps Required for Eviction
HomeFirst Gwinnett is at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center each Wednesday to offer assistance to those appearing in Disposessory Court. They provide on-site homelessness and housing assistance in partnership with our Magistrate Court. If you are appearing for court facing an eviction, please stop by and learn how they can help.
Click here for the CDC Eviction Moratorium Declaration.
Eviction Protection Declaration
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued an Order stopping evictions based on nonpayment of rent, the current order is valid through June, 2021. This Order protects you if you rent the place where you live. This includes a house, apartment unit, mobile home, or land in a mobile home park. It does not protect if you live in a hotel, motel, or other guest house rented to you as a temporary guest.
To be protected, a tenant MUST complete and give to their landlord an Eviction Protection Declaration:
For more information about how to protect your household from eviction under the CDC Order, click here.
Unfortunately there are currently no relief funds in play to help homeowners with past-due mortgage payments.
If you are in arrears with utilities, some of our local Cooperative Ministries offer small stipends to help prevent disconnection. Find your local Cooperative Ministry here.
(NOTE: The Lawrenceville Co-Op is not offering utility support at this time)
Some low income families qualify for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) offered by the Partnership for Community Action. Explore if this is an option for you. 20-21 LIHEAP Flyer
Assistance for City of Lawrenceville Utility Customers
The City of Lawrenceville and Lawrenceville Utilities have partnered with the Lawrenceville Response Center (LRC) to create an assistance program for eligible customers. Complete a request form HERE and you will be directed to schedule a verification screening appointment with a LRC Intake Specialist. This opportunity is only available to City of Lawrenceville utility customers. No payments can be made to other utility providers. Assistance is not guaranteed and is processed on a case-by-case basis.
Support for those Living with HIV/AIDS
Positive Impact Health Centers offers Housing Services and support to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Learn more on their website.
Support for Victims of Domestic Violence
If you are a victim of intimate partner violence needing shelter and assistance, reach out to PADVnow. Victims/survivors of domestic violence seeking legal assistance should call Noor Family Services.
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