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Emergency Assistance Program (EAP)

EAP Application - The portal to get on the waiting list is now closed as we have reached capacity.   Documents are not uploaded until preliminary eligibility is determined.  The application or document submission is not a guarantee of service.  Please check back later for opportunities to apply. 


To request assistance, you must meet the program requirements, submit the required documentation, and certify
Funds are available on a limited basis. Submitting this application is not a guarantee of assistance. For your privacy, the information collected will remain confidential, used only to meet federal and state record-keeping requirements, and withheld as applicable from disclosure.

The Housing Authority of Clayton County (HACC) initially began providing emergency assistance to address the public health crisis that was devastating the world as we knew it. 

As a response to the continuous financial hardships that many Clayton County residents are experiencing HACC Board of Commissioners authorized funds for an in-house program to assist with rent, mortgage, or utility payments. Due to the growing need and limited funds, the Emergency Assistance Program (EAP), is designed to serve as gap support and will only cover a 30-day window at this time.

We are not housing facilitators however, we seek to lessen the impact of economic disparity that may limit one's opportunity to have decent, safe, and sanitary housing. If you would like to apply for EAP, you will need to be aware of the following criteria:

  • Needs-base for prevention.  (We are not able to assist with security deposits, down payments, or the first month's rent, at this time)
  • Must reside in Clayton County.
  • Applicant must be the head of household and/or named on the proof of occupancy (see checklist)
  • Must be at or below 80% of the Area Median Income for your household size.
  • Payee (Landlord, Management Company, Mortgage Company, Utility Company) must certify a willingness to participate.

Emergency Assistance Program Document Checklist

If you are prequalified to move forward, you will be required to submit documents from the "EAP checklist."  Please seek to gather them now, as you will have a limited time to submit them after being contacted.

Verification of Identity (2 forms required for all adults over 18)

  • Social Security Card and
  • State-issued ID or
  • Divers License or
  • Voter Card/Other or
  • Or passport or Military ID (SSC not required)

Verification of Dependents (All household members over 18)

  • Birth Certificates or
  • School Identification Card or
  • School Registration Documentation

Verification of Income for the last 30 days (All that applies)

  • 2-4 consecutive check stubs and/or
  • Offer Letter and/or
  • SSA Award Letter and/or
  • Pension Disbursement Statement and/or
  • Bank Statement and/or
  • W2 and/or
  • State-issued income statement

Proof of occupancy (2 forms required)

  • Copy of Lease/Mortgage Statement and
  • Copy of Utility Bill (Electric, Water, Gas)

Proof of current standing

  • Demand Letter/Eviction Notice or
  • Notice from rental portal or
  • Mortgage Statement