Georgia Healthy Housing Project

Launched in January 2018, the Georgia Healthy Housing Project aims to explore how rental housing laws might better match health and safety laws already in effect. Low-income tenants in Georgia have limited recourse if their rental unit is not safe or unhealthy due to situations such as a rodent infestation or allergy-inducing mold. Pro bono partners will investigate the current law and case law in Georgia as well as laws in other states to recommend law and policy changes.

In 2019, the Georgia Healthy Housing coalition led the charge on HB 346, a bill that proposed to ban retaliatory evictions. In May 2019, the governor signed the bill, making it illegal for landlords to evict tenants in retaliation for requesting needed repairs. If you have questions about the new law or the coalition, please contact Michael Waller at

Coalition Members

American Academy of Pediatrics, Georgia Chapter
American Friends Service Committee
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Big Bethel AME
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Enterprise Community Partners
Georgia ACT
Georgia Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students
Georgia Municipal Association
Georgia Stand Up
Georgia Watch
Georgians for a Healthy Future
Housing Justice League
Los Vecinos de Buford Highway
Mental Health America of Georgia
Presbyterians for a Better Georgia
Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)
United Way of Greater Atlanta
Voices for Georgia's Children

*As of March 2019