Georgia Rental Assistance Program
Press Release

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Georgia Rental Assistance (GRA) Program

Community Action For Improvement, Inc. contracts with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to administer the Georgia Rental Assistance (GRA) Program for Carroll, Coweta, Heard, Meriwether, and Troup counties. Starting on Monday, August 1, all interested applicants must make an appointment at Clients will be seen by appointment only — we will not be taking walk-ins.

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) launched the Georgia Rental Assistance (GRA) Program in March 2021 to provide relief to Georgia individuals, families, and landlords whose finances have been negatively impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The State of Georgia received $552 million from the U.S. Treasury’s Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA1) and an additional $437 million under ERA2. You may qualify for assistance if you are a Georgia renter who has fallen behind on rent or utility payments as of March 13, 2020. The GRA program can provide up to 18 months of rental assistance and utility assistance, paid directly to landlords and service providers on behalf of the renter.

When applying for assistance, clients must bring
1) Proof of Photo Identity,
2) Verification of Renter Status – Copy of the fully signed lease,
3) Verification of Risk of Experiencing Homelessness or Housing Instability – i.e.: An eviction notice, past due rent notice, past due utility bill, or Statement of Housing Instability Form,
4) Verification of income documents for every adult (age 18 and older) in the household (i.e.: proof of gross income for all household members for the last 60 days. We accept paycheck stubs, public assistance checks, unemployment award letters, etc. Applicants must also bring the original Social Security Card for each person in the household and their most recent home utility bill.)
5) must provide the landlord’s email and contact information.

For more detailed required documents for tenant and landlord, please visit:

CAFI encourages everyone, including landlords, to apply for the DCA Georgia Rental Assistance Program to recover from the impact of the pandemic. Anyone in Coweta, Carroll, Heard, Meriwether, and Troup counties interested in applying for DCA Georgia Rental Assistance should first make an appointment online. Online appointment slots fill up quickly. Once all appointments are booked, CAFI will not be able to accept more appointments until more slots become available. Please check our online appointment portal frequently for availability. Anyone with questions may call 706-882-6412. Callers will be prompted to select 1 for Troup County, 2 for Meriwether County, 3 for Coweta County, or 4 for Carroll and Heard Counties.

Applicants from other counties should make an appointment with the Community Action Service Center in their county of residence.

If you have more questions, please email

Community Action for Improvement, Inc.
1380 Lafayette Pkwy,
LaGrange, GA 30241