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United Way of the Coastal Empire (UWCE)  is currently not accepting
new applications for Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA).  

UWCE is continuing to process prescreened applications received on or by August 15, 2021.  It is estimated that these applications will exhaust our remaining ERA direct allocation from the Chatham County Board of Commissioners of 3 million dollars.   Chatham County and City of Savannah residents in need of emergency rental assistance and/or utility assistance through the ERA project should call the Economic Opportunity Authority at 912.238.2960. The State of Georgia Rental Assistance Program is also available to individuals, families, and landlords facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more eligibility information and to apply, visit georgiarentalassistance.ga.gov.

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Serving Bryan, Chatham, Effingham & Liberty Counties

Please be patient. We are currently experiencing high call volume. 

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1.)  What type of assistance is needed?

Choose from categories below for a quick resource guide.
If you require further assistance, call 2-1-1.

2.)  Do you pre-qualify for assistance?

Before dialing 2-1-1, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Am I currently employed?
  • If so, have I lost income because of the pandemic?
  • If I am unemployed, is my job-loss directly related to the pandemic?
  • Can I provide proof?
  • Is my bill currently in the late status?

3.)  What documents are required?

Have the following documents readily available:

  • Copy of Driver’s License/ State I.D./ Birth Certificate/ Passport
  • Proof of Income (Bank Statement, Managerial Letter, Check Stubs, etc.)
  • Copy of Bill
  • IF Applicable: Leasing Agreement, Eviction Notice, etc.

4.)  Where can I find the application for assistance?

  • If you meet the pre-qualifications for assistance, a 211 representative will provide you with the application.
  • You must contact 211 before you can complete the application for assistance.
  • IF you have been given the application by someone other than a 211 representative, we will NOT be able to process your application. You must contact us for the application so that we can properly input your information into the system.

5.)  What happens after the application has been completed?

  • Our 211 representatives are working as quickly as possible to process all applications.
  • Please upload ALL required documents to avoid any further delay. Be sure to complete the application correctly and press SUBMIT.
  • If your application is approved, a case manager will contact you for additional information.

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Emergency Rental Assistance

The Chatham County Emergency Rental Assistance Program at United Way is here to assist ALL residents of Chatham County in maintaining stable, safe housing.

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