Safe at Home Act – House Bill 404

As a step toward improving tenant rights in Georgia, Georgia Appleseed has been working with partners to pass House Bill 404: Safe at Home Act. 

Key benefits of House Bill 404 include:

  • Requires rental properties to be “fit for human habitation.”
  • Caps security deposits at two months’ rent.
  • Provides tenants a three-day grace period (“right to cure”) before a landlord can file for an eviction in court.
  • Includes “cooling” as a utility that cannot be shut off before eviction proceedings conclude.

HB 404 passed during the 2024 legislative session with overwhelming support. Follow House Bill 404 here.

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