The initial advisory group for Homelessness is the Athens Homeless Coalition. They are charged with creating a community‐wide five year strategic plan to address homelessness, to reduce and prevent homelessness in Athens Clarke County, and to strengthen the mental health and social service support systems for unhoused residents. In addition, the advisory group is tasked with providing specific guidance on how ACCGov can aid in transitioning unhoused residents to permanent housing including supportive housing.

HOME-ARP Allocation Plan

The HOME-ARP Program provides $5 billion of supplemental HOME funds to assist individuals or households who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and other vulnerable populations by providing housing, rental assistance, supportive services, and non-congregate shelter. Our county’s Strategic Plan to Prevent & Reduce Homelessness and the related HOME-ARP Allocation Plan will help the local government determine the allocation of $5 million of American Rescue Plan Act homelessness funding, $2.5 million of HOME-ARP funding, as well as any future funding related to the prevention & reduction of homelessness in our community. The full plan and a one-page summary sheet are available on the Housing and Community Development website.