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Athens Wellbeing Project Survey

 

 

Athens Wellbeing Project volunteers and staff will visit Athens Housing Authority neighborhoods through January in an effort to reach as many residents to complete a community survey.  The Athens Wellbeing Project is a collaboration of the Athens Clarke County Unified Government, ACC Police Department, Clarke County School District, Athens Area Foundation, United Way of NEGA, Piedmont Athens Regional, St. Mary’s Healthcare, Athens Housing Authority, and the University of Georgia.

Survey questions are to help guide decisions about the improved delivery of services for the community.  The first phase of the survey was conducted in the fall of 2016.  From that first survey, programs have already been developed.  For instance, many individuals and families experienced areas of food insecurity.  These are areas of the community in which families lack access to food stores as they live a distance from full-service grocery stores.  The Athens Land Trust and St. Mary’s Healthcare created the Mobile Food Pantry as a way to bring fresh foods to neighborhoods and provide recipes, food tastings and nutrition facts.  Medical residents from St. Mary’s discuss healthcare issues during these meetings.  Other survey questions helped guide CCSD with developing programs for parents and youth on success in school.  In addition, Envision Athens is also reviewing data in order to develop community priorities.

The first survey and the newest one will assist in defining community needs in the areas of health, housing, education, community safety and civic vitality.  The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and is very important in order for citizens to provide feedback about important community issues.    We encourage AHA families to access the survey by going to www.athenswelbeingproject.org  and taking the survey online or by answering a knock at your door and taking the time to answer the surveyor’s questions.  This is a great opportunity for AHA residents to be heard and to help develop ideas about the future of the Athens Community.

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Equal Housing Opportunity LogoThe federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of race, color, national origin, religion, familial status, gender, and disability. The Fair Housing Act ensures that all persons receive equal housing opportunity. For more information about the Fair Housing Act and your rights, go to www.hud.gov/offices/fheo.

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November Board of Commissioners Meeting

The Athens Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will hold the regular board meeting on Thurs., November 15, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.  Immediately following the meeting, affiliated organization,  Athens Housing Redevelopment, Inc., will convene.

All meetings are held at the Athens Housing Authority office located at 300 S. Rocksprings St., Athens GA.

 

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October Board of Commissioners Meeting

The Athens Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will hold the regular board meeting on Tues., October 30, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.  Immediately following the meeting, affiliated organization, Athens Housing Redevelopment, Inc., will convene.

All meetings are held at the Athens Housing Authority office located at 300 S. Rocksprings St., Athens GA.

 

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September Board of Commissioners Meeting

The Athens Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will hold the regular board meeting on Tues., Sept. 25, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.  Immediately following the meeting, affiliated organization, Athens Housing Redevelopment, Inc., will convene.

All meetings are held at the Athens Housing Authority office located at 300 S. Rocksprings St., Athens GA.

 

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August Board of Commissioners Meeting

The Athens Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will hold the regular board meeting on Thurs., Aug. 30, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.  Immediately following the meeting, affiliated organization, Athens Housing Redevelopment, Inc., will convene.

All meetings are held at the Athens Housing Authority office located at 300 S. Rocksprings St., Athens GA.

 

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July Board of Commissioners Meeting

The Athens Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will hold the regular board meeting on Tues., July 24, 2018 at noon.  Immediately following the regular board meeting, the following affiliated organizations will convene:  Athens Housing Redevelopment, Inc.; Vanguard Housing Solutions, Inc.; Athens Housing Ventures Fund, Inc.; Core Holdings, Inc.

All meetings are held at the Athens Housing Authority office located at 300 S. Rocksprings St., Athens GA.

 

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Columbia Brookside Wins Award of Excellence.

 

 

(Above) Athens Housing Authority Executive Director Rick Parker, Sen. Johnny Isakson, and Columbia Residential President and COO Jim Grauley.

At a recent ceremony in Washington, D.C., the Athens Housing Authority and our development partner Columbia Residential were honored with the 2018 Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award for the mixed-income, multi-family community, Columbia Brookside. The prestigious honor is only awarded to one development project per state using tax credits to ensure affordable housing. Pictured are AHA Executive Director Rick Parker; Sen. Johnny Isakson; and, Columbia Residential President and COO Jim Grauley.

Columbia Brookside was built at the site of the former Jack R. Wells public housing neighborhood.  The Jack R. Wells neighborhood consisted of 125 dwelling units.  Beginning in 2015, Columbia Brookside was constructed in three phases.  Phase 1 is a senior mid-rise building and Phases 2 and 3 are a mixture of one, two, three, and four-bedroom apartment homes.  In total, Columbia Brookside consists of 370 dwelling units that are a mixture of public housing, subsidized housing, and market rate apartments.  Completed in 2018, Columbia Brookside is leased up and continues to be a transformational part of the surrounding neighborhood.

 

 

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June Board of Commissioners Meetings

The Athens Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will hold a special board meeting in executive session to discuss personnel matters on Tues., June 26, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.

The Board of Commissioners will hold the regular board meeting on Thurs., June 28, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.  Immediately following the regular board meeting, Athens Housing Redevelopment, Inc. will convene.

All Board meetings are held at the Athens Housing Authority office located at 300 S. Rocksprings St., Athens GA.

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