Application for Assistance

PLEASE REVIEW ALL THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AND STEPS BEFORE STARTING THE APPLICATION

Eligibility Criteria for Rent, Mortgage, or Utility Assistance

BCM serves the entire state of Georgia. There are no zip code restrictions.  If you reside outside of Metro Atlanta it may not be beneficial to travel to Buckhead Christian Ministry office.  Please contact the United Way at 2-1-1 (toll free) for an up to date listing of agencies that may be able to assist. 

To be considered to receive financial assistance for rent, mortgage, or utilities an application must be completed, submitted, and eligibility must be determined by a BCM representative.

Household Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant’s household can only receive financial assistance once a year and twice in a five year period for rent, mortgage, or utilities.
  • Must have a current signed lease or mortgage in your name AND lived at the address AND paid 3 full months of rent or mortgage.
  • Must be employed OR have been employed within the past 12 months OR be unable to work because of age or disability.
  • Must have proof of employment or disability.
  • Must have proof of an emergency (what happened that resulted in you not paying your rent, mortgage, or utilities).
  • If you’re living in a hotel, you must have receipts in your name to show three months of paid stay.

Required Application Documents

Please collect the following documents. These documents will be uploaded/attached to a designated area on the application. 

The applicant must attach:

  • A current photo ID for all adult household members
  • Current proof of residency (a signed lease, mortgage statement) Must be in applicant’s name
  • Recent utility bill (gas, electric or water) Must be in applicant’s name
  • Hotel receipts in your name
  • Current proof of income (all that apply):
    • Separation letter for a job loss
    • Wage Report from Department of Labor
    • Current Check stubs (at least 3 to 4 check stubs)
    • Copy of Bank statement
    • If self-employed or paid cash:
      • Submit one of the following tax documentations:
        • 1099 Form
        • W-2
        • Income Tax Returns
      • AND submit one of the following business documentations:
        • Receipt Book
        • Bank Statement
        • Canceled Checks
        • Invoices for services rendered
  • Documentation the clarifies the emergency. For example:
    • Pay stubs that indicate a decrease in hours and pay by $100
    • Separation Notice from employer
    • Bank Statement that shows direct deposits
    • Medical expenses, receipts that indicate PAID for medical expenses
    • Car repairs, receipts from a reputable business showing at least $100 of expenses
    • Car accident, receipt for expenses related to accident (paid auto deductible)
    • Home repairs, receipts from a reputable business showing at least $100 of expenses
    • Natural disaster, pandemic, house fire, etc.

Submitting Your Application

  1. Review and ensure you meet the Eligibility Criteria for a financial appointment.
  2. Ensure you have all of the Required Application Documents ready to upload/attach to the application.
  3. Select a date and then a time from the application below. Sometimes there will be no available time slots; please check back often as new appointment times are added regularly.
  4. Complete the application and upload/attach the Required Application Documents.
  5. Review the terms and conditions
  6. Click submit. You will receive an email at the address provided in the application about your PENDING appointment. Check your spam folder if you do not receive a notification in your inbox.
  7. Please note that more than one person can select the same appointment. The first one to complete the form will be able to submit for that appointment while the other’s submission will fail. Return to the calendar to choose another available appointment.
  8. A BCM Representative will call you to review your application and documents, usually within 24 hours, except on Fridays a call back will be Monday to determine eligibility for appointment to meet with a case manager. The only way to meet with a case manager is your PENDING appointment must be CONFIRMED by the BCM representative. DO NOT expect to meet with a BCM Case Manager if the appointment date and time is not confirmed by BCM Representative.
  9. If the BCM Representative determines you are eligible, you will receive an email CONFIRMING your appointment with a BCM Case Manager. Check your spam folder if you do not receive a notification in your inbox.

Application for Assistance

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  • Please select a highlighted day and then choose an available appointment. Appointments are limited but new ones are added regularly.

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Dear BCM Community:

As a faith-based organization that acts upon our shared belief that God loves us all equally, we must stay consistent with our values. We need hope, unity, and affirmation that we are all created equal by God.

Right now, BCM's Black staff, clients, colleagues, donors, board members, and Black church partners are asking whether their lives matter.

For BCM, Black lives matter. Our Black friends need us to stand up with them and support those words.

It is that simple.

In Solidarity,

Keeva Kase
President & CEO

The helpline is now on-line. Please click the button below to learn how to submit an on-line application for financial assistance.

Online Application