City of Atlanta Eviction Diversion Program

The City of Atlanta has awarded Star-C, a nonprofit, $2 million for eviction diversion assistance for City of Atlanta renters. The program covers up to $7,000 in rental assistance per household paid directly to landlord. No payments will be paid directly to tenants. Must have a hardship and live in the CITY OF ATLANTA. Star-C is only processing payments for rental households earning at or below 60% of area median income, approximately $43,000 for a 1-person household, or $62,000 for a household of 4 living in Atlanta city limits.

For qualified applicants, Star-C will cover rent arrearage or emergency rent assistance due to hardship:

1. Income reduction due to job loss, reduction of hours, etc.
2. Emergencies relating to critical life requirements, such as
    – Transportation, medical situations for you or household member

Some of the Documentation Needed for Financial Assistance: (ALL documents must be included for processing)

1. Applicant’s Photo ID – a copy of either your license, state-issued ID, or government-issued ID.
2. Social Security number for all members of the household. If household members do not have a Social Security number, they may provide their Passport or Consulate ID number.

3. Proof of employment income (gross-pre-tax) for the previous 2 months for each household member 18 and
older which includes wage/salaries, overtime pay, commissions, fees, tips/bonuses, and other compensation OR a copy of the 2022 Form 1040 filed with the IRS for the household.

4. Proof of Residence (Current Lease) – the applicant’s full name must be on the lease along with all members of household; signature page must be provided.

5. Current Tenant Ledger or Account Statement and Landlord Verification Form.

6. Proof of Hardship.

Where to Apply for City of Atlanta Residents:


At the following City of Atlanta Recreation Centers:

  • MLK: 110 Hilliard St SE 30312
  • CT Martin: 3201 ML King Dr SW 30311
  • Rosel Fann: 365 Cleveland Ave SE 30354
  • Dunbar: 477 Windsor St SW 30331
  • William Walker: 2405 Fairburn Rd SW 30331


For legal representation in City of Atlanta, contact Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation or Atlanta Legal Aid 

For financial assistance outside the City of Atlanta in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, or Gwinnett, please note, Atlanta Legal Aid has a program, but is not currently taking applications. Please monitor their website to learn when it is re-opened. 

• For financial assistance in other Georgia counties, contact Georgia Legal Aid. Call 1-844-779-3278 on Monday or Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, except holidays. Visit for more information.