Help for the Homeless

Residents can access homeless and prevention services within DeKalb County

Coordinated Entry (CE) is a service of DeKalb County that provides a starting point to help DeKalb County residents who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. The individual or family is matched with the most appropriate available service based on a comprehensive assessment. Note that services are not guaranteed and are subject to client eligibility and current program availability.

How to apply for housing assistance

The first step is calling 404-687-3500 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.) to complete the CE comprehensive assessment. This should take approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

PRESS 1 if homeless

PRESS 2 for prevention if at risk of being homeless

PRESS 3 for follow-up

If you get the voice mail, please leave your information and an agent will call you back as soon as possible.

How long does it take to receive assistance?

Need, current situation, and funding availability will determine when assistance can be provided. Housing assistance also takes into consideration placement on housing list based on the comprehensive assessment results and date.

What documents are needed?

Valid photo identification for adults ages 18 & older
Birth certificates for children ages 17 & younger
Social security cards for all household members
Income or benefits, paystubs or bank statements or need wage verification from the Department of Labor

Fleeing Domestic Violence?

Call the Women’s Resource Center at 404-688-9436.