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Homelessness in Athens and Available Resources
Relative to the national rate, Athens-Clarke County has nearly twice its share of homeless residents. In 2015, the Athens-Clarke County homeless count revealed 226 homeless individuals in a point-in-time count. For the winter of 2015, there were approximately 150 beds available in shelters. If you or someone you know is homeless and needs resources, please call our office at 706-354-0423 to be connected with resources in the community. Or, see the Athens Clarke County Guide for specific community resources.
The National Center on Family Homelessness
The National Center on Family Homelessness, founded in 1988, is the nation’s foremost authority on family homelessness, and the only organization dedicated solely to helping homeless families. The Center conducts state-of-the-art research, develops and shares innovative solutions, and creates public awareness about the special needs of homeless families.
National Alliance to End Homelessness
The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a leading voice on the issue of homelessness. The Alliance analyzes policy and develops pragmatic, cost-effective policy solutions. The Alliance works collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build state and local capacity, leading to stronger policies and programs that help communities achieve their goal of ending homelessness.
Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness
The Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness is a statewide network committed to fostering strategic initiatives that build a collaborative response to the needs of homeless persons in Georgia.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Research, fact sheets, links to government and private organizations.