eviction relief


Athens-Clarke County commissioners voted 7 -1 to move ahead with a local eviction relief program at a special called session on Tuesday. The creation of that program has been a topic of discussion and debate at several commission meetings in recent months. In late August, commissioners voted to issue a request for proposals for a nonprofit agency to manage the potential program. Only one agency, Athenian First Development Corporation, responded to the RFP.

Local redistricting could move to Board of Elections

Oct 18, 2021
District 10 Commissioner Mike Hamby was one of several local lawmakers who expressed concern over having a county department draw new commission district maps.
ACC Government

New maps for Athens-Clarke County’s ten commission districts may come from the county’s Board of Elections. ACC Commissioners are set to debate and vote on that idea tomorrow at a special session scheduled before their agenda setting meeting tomorrow evening.

Eviction relief program's future uncertain

Sep 20, 2021

The future of a community/government partnership to alleviate evictions in Athens-Clarke County may be in jeopardy, as the program faces a key vote tomorrow.

Last month, Commissioners voted to issue a request for proposals, looking for an agency partner to work with the Magistrate Court, tenants, and landlords to institute an eviction relief program. The goal set by Commissioners was to vote tomorrow night on a partner, with the program starting on October 1.