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Mayor Girtz on Approval of Homelessness Strategic Plan

Mayor Kelly Girtz
File-Athens-Clarke County Mayor Kelly Girtz.

Tuesday, the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission voted to approve and accept a consultant-developed report on homelessness in the county. Mayor Kelly Girtz summarized the report’s findings into three large areas, coordination of services, solid case management of resources and support, and shelter.

He said about 2.2 million of the five million dollars allotted for the plan will go to providing the homeless with housing. Girtz also discussed the commission’s approval of a report tackling affordable housing in Clarke County.

You can hear more from Mayor Girtz on this week’s edition of Athens News Matters.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!