Housing & Community Development

Our department monitors the use of HUD federal funding granted to local organizations through Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and HOME grants. We do not provide housing. If you are in search of housing or homeless services, please click the button to the right for local resources. Have a great day!

HCD Community Activities and Highlights

April 27, 2020

Athens Land Trust has partnered with Athens Locally Grown and is using their online system to create a landing page that is branded to West Broad Farmers Market and will begin operating online May 2.


The new market Saturday pickup location is 300 Rocksprings St.- Athens Housing Authority location).

Customers can order online from Sunday to Thursday, and pick up their items on Saturdays.

Emergency Management Assessment Survey: https://arcg.is/1Dye8L

GIS Snapshot of HCD Activities from 2016-2018

March 30, 2019

IHCI Graduates

Congratulations to the graduates!

Dr. Allen
Innovative Health Care Institute
“Putting the pieces together today for a better tomorrow”

On March 30, 2019, Innovative Health Care Institute (IHCI) held a graduation ceremony at the Clarke Central Mell Auditorium.  Students were recognized for completing course requirements for Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Electrocardiogram Technician and Phlebotomy Technician.  

IHCI, through partnership with East Athens Development Corporation, currently receives CDBG funds to provide Nursing Assistant training to the East Athens Community.  In FY20, CDBG funds will also assist with Phlebotomy training opportunities.   

February 6, 2019

On the morning of Thursday, January 24th, 18 volunteers conducted the annual Point in Time (PIT) Count of homeless individuals in Athens-Clarke County. The PIT Count consists of surveys of both sheltered and unsheltered homeless households. The PIT Count was conducted in partnership between Athens-Clarke County’s Housing and Community Development (HCD) department and the Athens-Clarke County Homeless Coalition.

Volunteers included Athens-Clarke County Unified Government staff (Housing and Community Development (HCD) department, the Geographic Information Services (GIS) Office, and the Manager’s Office) as well as members of the Athens-Clarke County Homeless Coalition.

The Point in Time Count is a requirement for communities receiving homeless services funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Athens-Clarke County’s Housing and Community Development department administers HUD’s Continuum of Care (CoC) homeless assistance grant; CoC funds are used to fund permanent housing programs for homeless individuals and families. Individuals who are looking to get involved with the Athens-Clarke County Homeless Coalition can attend the next meeting Thursday, March 7th at 10:30am at the ACC-Library.

PIT Count 1/24/19

January 21, 2019

Hands on Athens (an initiative of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation), currently receives CDBG funds to complete minor to moderate rehabilitation projects for low-to-moderate income Athens-Clarke County homeowners. During Athens-Clarke County’s MLK Day of Service, Hands on Athens, assisted four low income homeowners with much needed rehabilitation services to their homes. JOMA Construction, Commissioner Melissa Link, thirty citizen volunteers, and the Hands On Athens/Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation staff came together to provide this valued service while also honoring the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.