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For financial assistance, clients need to complete a pre-screening form to assess eligibility. Eligibility will depend on funding requirements.

IMPORTANT: In order to evaluate if you qualify for the financial assistance service you must go through the pre-screening/pre-qualification process. We give priority to families with children in the process of evaluating applications. After pre-qualification, appointments will be given and supporting documents will be requested. Once documentation is complete and verify, financial assistance will be provided.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Low income families
  • House/apartment should be your only residency/Lease or mortgage under client’s name.
  • You must be willing to sign our authorizations forms to verify all documents.
  • In some cases based – you will receive a visual inspection & Lead Based Paint Screening of your property.
  • You must not have already received financial assistance from the Latin American Association in the last 12 months.
  • You may be denied services if you falsify a document or have been dishonest in the eligibility evaluation interview.
  • You must be willing to establish a plan with future goals to stabilize your situation.
  • The payment is limited to one month of assistance for the period of the expenditure and must guarantee stable housing for the following 30 days
  • The process can take up to three days depending on how fast the required documents are provided and completed – checks will take at least one day after the supporting documents and forms are complete.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR THE APPOINTMENT

  • ID that is not expired
  • Lease contract (or bills for utility assistance) under your name not expired
  • Family members information (birth certificates)/copy of SS#
  • Proof of income if any – remember that we will call employer to verify information – income information is necessary funding to qualification.
  • Proof of emergency: For example: an illness or death in the family, reduction in work hours or pay, separation notice, job loss, accident or been a victim of a crime, natural disaster or domestic violence.
  • Landlord Business card – rental verification form.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE is offering in two offices (Main Office, Dalton and Lawrenceville Office).

We will be offering all of our services by appointment only. Please refer to the numbers below to contact the desired department and location.

MAIN OFFICE

2750 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta GA 30324 – 1rst Floor

  • Monday to Friday
  • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Family Stabilization and Well-Being Hotline: 404-638-1839
  • Immigration Services: Call 404.471.1889 or email  immigrationservices@thelaa.org

How we served the public?

This office offers all programs and services, plus translations.

LAWRENCEVILLE OFFICE

308 North Clayton St.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

  • Monday to Friday
  • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Phone: 678-205-1018

How we served the public?
8:30 – 12:00pm
Closed – 12:00-1:00pm – Lunch Time
Open 1:00 – 5:00pm
Please call:
Tel. (678) 205-1018
This office offers all programs.

DALTON

508 E Morris St. Dalton, GA 30721

  • Monday to Friday
  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Phones:
      • Main number: 706.272.1992
      • SNAP/Medicaid: 706-272-1998 or 706-272-1997
      • Financial Assistance/Homelessness Prevention: 706-272-1996

Our experienced social workers, all of whom are bilingual, meet with clients remotely or face-to-face and follow up with them periodically for up to 90 days to ensure they have access to the tools they need to succeed. The department also provides community referrals and resources to our clients, as well as hosts partners on an almost daily basis to talk to our families about various topics, including family planning, financial literacy and child development. We also offer free parenting classes.

To set up an appointment, please call 404.638-1839 to talk to a staff member. If one member of the staff doesn’t pick up your call, please leave a voice message with your contact information and we will return your call. 

We offer Family Well-Being services in all three outreach centers. 

JULY 2021 – Rental assistance funding available 

Please review the requirements below, if you believe you are eligible please call 678-205-1018

Gwinnett ESG (Regular)

What is it? Homeless Prevention funding to help individuals and families who are late in their rent payment or have received an eviction notice or are in the process of eviction, due to an economic hardship/emergency.

What can we pay? We can help pay Base rent for multiple months in arrears.

Requirements:

Must Reside in Gwinnett County and have a current & valid Lease Agreement Contract

-Only for US Citizens Or Permanent Residents (Must provide proof)

-Valid Georgia ID

-Must be in the eviction process or have received a late rental payment notice

-Household Income no over the 50% AMI (Area Median Income)

-Proof of Economic Hardship/Emergency

-Must provide other documents such as Birth certificates, social security cards & proof of income for head of household and other household members.

 

Gwinnett ESG CV3

What is it? Homeless Prevention funding to help individuals and families who are late in their rent payment or have received an eviction notice or are in the process of eviction, due to an economic hardship/emergency caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

What can we pay? We can help pay Base rent for multiple months in arrears, Utilities Arrears, Rental Application fees, Security deposits, Utility Deposits & Moving costs.

Requirements:

Must Reside in Gwinnett County and have a current & valid Lease Agreement Contract

-Only for US Citizens Or Permanent Residents (Must provide proof)

-Valid Georgia ID

-Must be in the eviction process or have received a late rental payment notice

-Household Income no over the 50% AMI (Area Median Income)

-Proof of Economic Hardship/Emergency due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

-For Utility Assistance, must be behind/arrears & must provide most recent utility bill.

-Must provide other documents such as Birth certificates, social security cards & proof of income for head of household and other household members.

 

Gwinnett DCA

What is it? Homeless Prevention funding to help individuals and families who are late in their rent payment or need assistance with future rent payments, due to an economic hardship/emergency. This fund prioritized those at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 (Individuals over 65 years of age or with underlying health conditions such as Chronic Lung Disease, Asthma, Serious heart conditions, immunocompromised conditions, Diabetes or Obesity)

What can we pay? We can help pay Base rent for multiple months in arrears & Future base rent amounts.

Requirements:

Must Reside in Gwinnett County and have a current & valid Lease Agreement Contract

-Only for US Citizens Or Permanent Residents (Must provide proof)

-Valid Georgia ID

-Must be in the eviction process or have received a late rental payment notice (only when soliciting assistance for past months)

-Household Income no over the 50% AMI (Area Median Income)

-Proof of Economic Hardship/Emergency

-Must provide other documents such as Birth certificates, social security cards & proof of income for head of household and other household members.

 

GWINNETT HOME (TBRA Program)

What is it? The TBRA program is a subsidized rental assistance with the purpose of helping individual households to cover a portion of their monthly rent, due to the economic costs & hardships that individuals face when they need to relocate to another property/rental space within Gwinnett County, because of not been able to afford current rental costs at current property. This fund prioritize people with disabilities and senior citizens, but everyone is welcome to apply. This program can also help individuals who are living in extended stay hotels or shelters in Gwinnett, and are in the process or transitioning to obtain a stable, permanent housing.

What can we pay? We can cover a portion of the monthly rent for up to 6 months; Security Deposit Assistance & Utility deposit Assistance. The monthly subsidy/portion will be based and will depend on the household income.

Requirements:

Must Reside in Gwinnett County

-Have valid Lease Agreement Contract at New Property where individual is relocating

-Only for US Citizens or Permanent Residents (Must provide proof)

-Valid Georgia ID

-Household Income no over the 60% AMI (Area Median Income)

-Proof of Economic Hardship/Emergency

-Must provide other documents such as Birth certificates, social security cards & proof of income for head of household and other household members.

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