DFCS Dekalb Rent/Mortgage/Utilities Assistance Program


Dekalb County General Assistance

The DeKalb County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) currently has funds available to assist households who have experienced an unexpected, uncontrollable, one time crisis or emergency that has prevented the applicant from paying their utilities or rent. Applicants must demonstrate that they are facing disconnection of utility service ( i.e. gas, electricity or water) or eviction from their residence.

Who is eligible to apply?

You must be a resident of DeKalb County.

One or two parent household with minor children under the age of 18.

You must have consistent, verifiable income (wages, child support, social security, unemployment).


Elderly (60 and above) and/or receiving VA or Social Security Disability.

Experiencing hardship due to a natural disaster or pandemic.

Click HERE to Download the Full Application Packet