Gwinnett County provides Emergency Rental Assistance Program to avoid eviction

Amy Cheribelle

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA - Gwinnett County will extend its Project RESET program to provide housing assistance for those who are impacted financially by COVID-19.

This program was possible after the county receives more than $55.9 million stimuli through the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

Those who are eligible for this fund will receive payments each month for their rents, and their utility. The rent money will be transferred directly to the landlords.

To be eligible, applicants have to meet these requirements below:

  • Must be a renter in the Gwinnett County area
  • Have a household income below 80 percent of the median income
  • Must experience a reduction in household income, significant loss, experienced financial hardships, and qualified for unemployment.

Recipients for this program will receive assistance up to 15 months, which will cover their rent, utility bills for current and in the future. The eligibility will be reevaluated every three months.

This program is only eligible to cover payments after March 2020, the date when the federal emergency issued the declaration. If you are planning to apply but do not have rent debt prior to the application time, you will not be accepted for rental assistance.

This program is only eligible for those who already have a place but are unable to pay the rent to avoid eviction. If you are homeless, you will not be eligible. However, you still can contact the Gwinnett County Coordinated Entry Lead Entity and HomeFirst Gwinnett at 770.847.6765. They will recommend you to an agency that can assist you with emergency housing assistance.

Applications for this program are available, you can visit for more information.

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