I am facing housing discrimination due to my record.

Georgia Justice Project (GJP) assists individuals actively trying to find housing but having difficulties because of a Georgia criminal history. Through its direct representation work, GJP helps individuals with record restriction (expungement), sealing, retroactive first offender, corrections, pardons, and other matters related to their criminal history. GJP also communicates with potential housing providers on clients’ behalf, collaborates with social workers on staff to address housing needs of clients, and represents clients in hearings on denials of federally-subsidized housing as a result of their criminal history.

Check out the GJP Housing 1-Pager for Directly Impacted People for more information.

If you are facing housing discrimination due to your criminal record and would like to apply for assistance, please complete the following steps:

To apply complete the following steps:

CRIMINAL RECORDS

Georgia Justice Project assists individuals actively trying to find employment or housing, but having difficulties because of a Georgia criminal history. We can only help with arrests that occurred in Georgia. Learn more about criminal records in Georgia here

Georgia Justice Project may be able to assist you with:

  • Restriction (Expungement) and Sealing
  • Corrections
  • First Offender issues
  • Retroactive First Offender
  • Housing Denials based on your record
  • Pardons

There are two ways to seek criminal records assistance: 

  1. Attend a First Fridays Clinic and speak with an attorney after the presentation. More information on First Fridays here. (Note: In order to speak with an attorney, you will need a copy of your GCIC.)
  2. Apply for our services by completing the following steps: 

To apply complete the following steps:

Step 1: Obtain a copy of your GCIC (Georgia Crime Information Center) criminal history, ideally a Purpose Code U. You can obtain a Purpose Code U from the following two locations. A Purpose Code E is also acceptable, which you can request from any law enforcement agency in Georgia.

Chamblee Police Department

Address: 3518 Broad Street

Chamblee, GA 30341

Phone: (770) 956-1068

Hours: Monday – Friday

8:00am – 6:00pm

Cost: $10

Georgia Crime Information Center

Address: 3121 Panthersville Road

Decatur, GA 30037

Phone: (404) 244-2639

Hours: Monday – Friday

9:00am – 4:00pm (closed 1-2pm for lunch)

Cost: $10

Note: when requesting from GCIC, ask for a record inspection — Purpose Code U. 

Georgia Justice Project will request a copy of your GCIC for you if:

  • You are homeless and provide us with a verification letter (fee waived)
  • You may have a warrant ($10 fee, paid by cash or money order)
  • You are out of state ($10 fee, paid by money order only)

Step 2: Once you have your GCIC, call our intake line to schedule an appointment at

 404-827-0027, ext. 238.

Step 3: Come to your appointment and bring your GCIC and any of the following that you have

  • Dispositions or other court documents
  • Housing or employment denials
  • Private background check

If you have to cancel your appointment please let us know at least 24 hours in advance by calling 404-827-0027, ext. 238.

Step 1: Obtain a copy of your GCIC (Georgia Crime Information Center) criminal history, ideally a Purpose Code U. You can obtain a Purpose Code U from the following two locations. A Purpose Code E is also acceptable, which you can request from any law enforcement agency in Georgia.

Georgia Justice Project will request a copy of your GCIC for you if:

  • You are homeless and provide us with a verification letter (fee waived)
  • You may have a warrant ($10 fee, paid by cash or money order)
  • You are out of state ($10 fee, paid by money order only)

Step 2: Once you have your GCIC, call our intake line to schedule an appointment at

 404-827-0027, ext. 238.

Step 3: Come to your appointment and bring your GCIC and any of the following that you have

  • Dispositions or other court documents
  • Housing or employment denials
  • Private background check

If you have to cancel your appointment please let us know at least 24 hours in advance by calling 404-827-0027, ext. 238.