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Stepping Ahead II

Many of us need financial assistance from time to time to help with rent/mortgage or utility payments. The Stepping Ahead II program provides help to those in need. To receive assistance through Stepping Ahead II you must reside in one of the following 8 South Fulton communities: East Point, College Park, City of South Fulton, Fairburn, Hapeville, Palmetto, Union City and Chattahoochee Hills.

To receive assistance, you must email us at and follow the instructions provided to you in the automated email response you will receive back.

Frequently Asked Questions for the Stepping Ahead II
Rental and Utility Assistance Program

All South Fulton County residents – East Point, College Park, Union City, City of South Fulton, Chattahoochee Hills, Palmetto, Hapeville and Fairburn; however, you must be able to demonstrate that there is a need.

You are required to email us and submit all requested documentation.

Yes, you may be eligible to receive assistance for both rent and utilities as long as it does not exceed the maximum award amount. Example: If the award is $300, you are able to apply $200 towards rent and then use the remaining balance of $100 towards your electric bill (current charges only).

To receive assistance, you must email us at You will receive an automated response with the next steps.

The maximum award varies monthly and is based on available funding.

The number of people served varies from month to month based on funding provided.

Payments are made directly to the vendor after all requirements are met by the applicant. The entire process typically takes 2 weeks.

You may only receive assistance once every 12 months.

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