In an effort to address the lack of affordable housing for low-income Athens-Clarke County residents, ACCGov is now accepting proposals from organizations for funding associated down payment assistance for prospective homeowners. There is a total of $718,400 in funding for this purpose. Selected proposals will be funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). All awarded funding must be expended by December 31, 2026. For-profit, public non-profit, and private non-profit entities, incorporated by or licensed in the state of Georgia are invited to submit applications now through January 16, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
This is a re-release of a funding opportunity that closed on September 1, 2023. The preservation and creation of affordable housing opportunities for lower income households continues to be one of the top priorities of the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACCGov). This program stems from a recommendation from the Athens Justice and Memory Project to help address financial losses created by urban renewal and to reinvest in historically underserved neighborhoods in Athens-Clarke County.