Need Help Filing an Answer to a Dispossessory Summons?
The Housing Court Assistance Center provides free legal advice to Fulton County tenants whose landlords have filed for an eviction (also known as a dispossessory) in an attempt to remove a tenant from a dwelling. Volunteer attorneys and law students under the supervision of an attorney meet with tenants to explain their options under Georgia law and provide limited advice on completing an Answer to the dispossessory summons.
How We Help
If you have been served with an eviction and would like assistance, please come to the Housing Court Assistance Center when it is open (Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00-12:00). Please bring all documents related to your case, including the dispossessory summons you were served with, your lease if you have one, any notices or letters from your landlord, and anything else you would like a lawyer to review. Please note that you only have seven (7) days after you are served to file your Answer with the Court. If you miss that deadline, your rights will be harmed.
Where to Find Us
We are located in the Fulton County Courthouse, TG-100. This is the Clerk of the Magistrate Court’s Office. The easiest way to find us is to enter the Courthouse through the Justice Center Tower entrance, which is on the Central Avenue side of the block. Once you pass through security, make a right into a wide hallway with a ramp. The entrance to the Magistrate Court Clerk’s office is halfway up the ramp on the right.
Who We Are
Tenants will be greeted by volunteer attorneys, law students, and a supervising attorney.
The Housing Court Assistance Center is made possible through the generous support of Eversheds Sutherland and RentPath Gives Back, a charitable foundation established by RentPath to end homelessness.
The Center is also supported by the Fulton County Magistrate Court and administered through a consortium of three organizations. Those Organizations are: