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We have listed all of the financial assistance programs and resources that we have located in Athens, Georgia below. Many are government and non profit programs. Also check our area cities for resources as the help they provide may be transferable between cities. If you know of any programs in Athens that we do not have listed, please contribute by Adding a New Listing Here.

This is a private and user contributed database of local government or non-profit agencies that provide people with help who are in financial distress. Services range from help paying rent to Christmas assistance, utility paying assistance. We list any resource we find that can help people out.

Action, Inc.

Action, Inc.

594 Oconee Street
Athens, GA - 30603
(706) 546-8293

Affordable Housing Service Home buyer Education program Services for needy citizens

Community Action Agencies, Financial Assistance, Housing,

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Avenues for the Homeless

Avenues for the Homeless


Athens, GA - 30606
(706) 850-5164

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Provides REFERRALS to homeless services. DOES NOT give out food, shelter, clothing, money, etc. Can transport to shelters, soup kitchens, etc.

Adolescents (Ages 13-17), Adults (ages 18-59), Children (Ages 5-12), Clarke, Infants/Toddlers (Ages 0-4), Newcomer Assistance, Nonprofit Resources, Older Adults (Ages 60+), Other Advocacy, Other In

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Beech Haven Baptist Church- General Assistance

Beech Haven Baptist Church- General Assistance

2390 West Broad Street
Athens, GA - 30606
(706) 548-7084

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Offers financial assistance for rent & utilities by appointment onlyDoes not help with utility or rent deposits, or disconnected services.-Any other form of assistance must be through a referral from a social/case worker. Does not provide referrals to

Adults (ages 18-59), Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Jackson, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Older Adults (Ages 60+), Rent Assistance, Utility Assistance,

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Bloomfield Fund c/o Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Bloomfield Fund c/o Emmanuel Episcopal Church

498 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA - 30601
(706) 543-1294

Provides financial assistance to meet medical needs (prescription, supplies/equipment, home modification) for families of children with physical or developmental disabilitiesAge groupinfant to age 18

Adolescents (Ages 13-17), Adults (ages 18-59), Children (Ages 5-12), Clarke, Developmental Disabilities, Home Repair Assistance, Infants/Toddlers (Ages 0-4), Medical Cost Assistance, Medical Equipm

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Clute Barrow Nelson Life Foundation

Clute Barrow Nelson Life Foundation

320 Milledge Heights
Athens, GA - 30606
(706) 475-4900

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Provides financial support to families with a child with a diagnosis of cancerNot limited to medical costs: can help with household expenses, funeral expenses, transportation costs, or any other costs incurred due to the child's illness

Adolescents (Ages 13-17), Barrow, Cancer Related Services, Children (Ages 5-12), Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Hart, Infants/Toddlers (Ages 0-4), Jackson, Jasper, Madison, Medical Cost Assistan

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Empty Stocking Fund

Empty Stocking Fund

Athens Banner-Herald
Athens, GA - 30606
(706) 549-0123

- Provide emergency financial assistance with almost any need but utility bills unless it is a life threatening situation- Must have verified referral needed from area agency. The agencies below can write a referral **Ark- must qualify for services there and have attempted to contact other providers to request assistance in order to receive referral** DFCS- Speak with Mr. Thurmond. Must brin

Adults (ages 18-59), Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Older Adults (Ages 60+), Rent Assistance,

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Georgia Cares Program (Athens)

Georgia Cares Program (Athens)

135 Hoyt Street
Athens, GA - 30601
(706) 549-4850

Email Website

- Consumer information about health insurance managed care- Help with understanding your rights as a Medicare beneficiary or health insurance policyholder- Help with comparing & evaluating health insurance and managed care plans- Information on long-term care and long-term care insurance- Help sorting through medical bills and assistance filing medical claims- Legal assistance with complicat

Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Madison, Medicaid/Medicare, Medical Cost Assistance, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Older Adults (Ages 60+), Walton,

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Health Dept.--Clarke Co.

Health Dept.--Clarke Co.

345 North Harris Street
Athens, GA - 30601
(706) 542-8600

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Public Health Programs Aids Testing and Counseling Cancer Detection Program Child Health Program Children's Medical Services Community Care Services Diabetes Screening Environmental Health Services Family Planning Program Sickle Cell Program Hearing, Vision, Dental Program Immunization Program Mammogram Screening Program Scoliosis Screening SHAPP (Stroke and Heart Attack Prev

AIDS/HIV, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Family Planning, Health Departments, Health Education, Health Screening/Diagnostic Sv, Immunizations, Maternal and Infant Care, Medical Expense Assistance, Pregnanc

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Sparrow's Nest Holiday Assistance (2009)

Sparrow's Nest Holiday Assistance (2009)


Athens, GA -
(706) 247-2365

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Available to people currently participating in Sparrow's Nest programs.typically serve 500-700 children

Children (Ages 5-12), Clarke, Holiday Toy Assistance, Infants/Toddlers (Ages 0-4),

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St. James United Methodist Church

St. James United Methodist Church

111 West Lake Drive
Athens, GA -
(706) 548-1680

Email

* CURRENTLY OUT OF FUNDS*Assist with Non-Emergency financial needs for Rent, Utility, and Mortgage (at times).

Adults (ages 18-59), Clarke, Faith Based Groups, Mortgage Assistance, Older Adults (Ages 60+), Rent Assistance, Utility Assistance,

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St. Joseph's Holiday Assistance Program

St. Joseph's Holiday Assistance Program

134 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA - 30601
(706) 549-4208

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Priority goes to elderly parishioners, church parishioners, and outside community they have not helped beforeWill schedule an appointment to be interviewed.Each individual (adult and child) will receive a present and family will receive a food basket. Wil

Adolescents (Ages 13-17), Children (Ages 5-12), Clarke, Holiday Toy Assistance, Infants/Toddlers (Ages 0-4), Jackson, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe,

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The Cancer Foundation of Northeast GA

The Cancer Foundation of Northeast GA

3320 Old Jefferson Road
Athens, GA - 30607
(706) 353-4354

Email Website

Only serves persons in treatment for CancerService Description:-Past due rent or mortgage-Pharmacy prescriptions not covered by insurance-Past due gas, electric, and water bills.-Insurance premiums (CODRA)-Insurance co-payments and deductibles-Groceries (gift cards)-Durable medical equipment

Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Madison, Medical Cost Assistance, Medical Equipment/Supplies, Morgan, Mortgage Assistance, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Other Financial Assistance, Prescription Assi

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Timothy Baptist Church- General Assistance

Timothy Baptist Church- General Assistance

380 Timothy Road
Athens, GA - 30606
(706) 549-1435

Email

All January Appointments have been filled. Taking February Appointments starting JANUARY 25.$50 cap for rent and utilitiesRENT- client need to have an eviction noticeUTILITIES - Service is off and the client is trying to get it on in the SAME location. No

Adults (ages 18-59), Clarke, Deposit Assistance, Older Adults (Ages 60+), Rent Assistance, Utility Assistance,

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Upward Bound Program

Upward Bound Program

405 N. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA - 30602
(706) 542-4128

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- Helps young people and high school students prepare for higher education- Participants receive instruction in literature, composition, foreign languages, mathematics, and science on college campuses after school, on Saturdays, and during the summer- Offers counseling and mentoring, parent involvement, academic advising, study/test-taking skills, tutoring, career orientation and advising, c

Adolescents (Ages 13-17), After-School Programs, Children (Ages 5-12), College/University Resources, Education Cost Assistance, Jackson, Mentoring, Tutoring, Youth Counseling,

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Jeannette Rankin Foundation Inc

Jeannette Rankin Foundation Inc

One Huntington Road
Athens, GA - 30606
(706)208-1211

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Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund raises funds and awards scholarships annually to low-income women, ages 35 and older, who are in an accredited undergraduate or vocational training program and have a vision of how their education will benefit themselves, their families, and their communities.

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The Cancer Foundation Of Northeast Georgia

The Cancer Foundation Of Northeast Georgia

3320 Old Jefferson Rd
Athens, GA - 30604
(706) 353-4354

Email Website

The Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia (CFNEGA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help alleviate the financial burden of cancer for eligible patients. The Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia (CFNEGA) is a local 501(c)3 non-profit that provides emergency financial assistance for basic life needs such as housing, utilities, food and medications. The ultimate goal

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ACTION, Inc. (Clarke)- Financial Assistance

ACTION, Inc. (Clarke)- Financial Assistance

594 Oconee Street
Athens, GA - 30601
(706) 549-9827

Website

Hours of operation: M-F 8-4 Offers Rent Assistance Heating & Cooling Assistance (Seasonal, based on funding) 1.Grants and revolving loans are available to people who earn up to twice the federal poverty level, or $21,660 a year for an individual, plus another $7,480 for each additional family member. The low- and no-interest loans will not require collateral, unlike most bank loans and

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Advantage Behavioral Health Systems (HPRP)

Advantage Behavioral Health Systems (HPRP)

250 North Avenue
Athens, GA - 30601
(706) 354-1154

Website

Eligibility requirements: Mental health and substance abuse diagnosis. Re-housing for the general population. Area served: Clarke Services Rent and utility assistance only for specific population (Mental Health and substance abuse diagnosis) Re-Housing for general population only. Clarke; Mental Health Support Group; Rent Assistance; Utility Assistance;

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Ark - General Assistance

Ark - General Assistance

640-A Barber Street
Athens , GA - 30601
(706) 548-8155

Email Website

Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9am -12:30 pm Wednesday 9am - 11am is a walk in day for first time clients. Fees charged: No fee for services. Intake procedure: Must make an Appointment. Walk-ins accepted Wednesday 9:00 - 11:00 AM. Bring photo ID and proof of address, proof of income and bills. Eligibility requirements: None. Referrals accepted from ACTION, Inc. for counties outside

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Beech Haven Baptist Church- General Assistance

Beech Haven Baptist Church- General Assistance

2390 West Broad Street
Athens, GA - 30606
(706) 548-7084

Email Website

Hours of operation: Monday 9:00AM - 5:00PM to make an appointment for the following Tuesday afternoon. Intake procedure: Appointment Only Eligibility requirements: Picture ID/ driver s license, most recent utility bill, rent balance or mortgage statement Languages spoken or available: English Area served: Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Jackson, Madison, Oconee, and Oglethorpe counties.

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Bloomfield Fund

Bloomfield Fund

498 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA - 30601
(706) 543-1294

Website

- Provides financial assistance to meet medical needs (prescription, supplies/equipment, home modification) for families of children with physical or developmental disabilities - Age group- infant to age 18 Fill out form on website.

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Community Connection of Northeast Georgia (HPRP)

Community Connection of Northeast Georgia (HPRP)

1695 Old West Broad St.
Athens, GA - 30606
(706) 201-4515

Email Website

Hours of operation: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:30AM to 12:00PM Eligibility requirements: Clarke Co. Resident, impending threat of eviction from rental unit, inadequate financial resources to remain in existing housing, sudden loss of income or expected expense or traumatic event within 12 months. Clarke; Rent Assistance; Utility Assistance;

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Community Connection of Northeast Georgia (HPRP)

Community Connection of Northeast Georgia (HPRP)

1695 Old West Broad St.
Athens, GA - 30606
(706) 201-4515

Email Website

The hours of operation are: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:30AM to 12:00PM There are no fees associated with obtaining rent assistance. The intake procedure is Call case manager Eligibility for this rent assistance program: Clarke Co. Resident, impending threat of eviction from rental unit, inadequate financial resources to remain in existing housing, sudden loss of income or expected expense

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Timothy Baptist Church- General Assistance

Timothy Baptist Church- General Assistance

380 Timothy Road
Athens, GA - 30606
(706) 549-1435

Email

The hours of operation are: Monday - Thursday 8:00AM - 5:00PM Fees applicable are: No fee for services. The intake procedure is Appointment required. Eligibility for this rent assistance program: DESCONNECTION NOTICE for Utilities -EVICTION NOTICE for Rent Languages spoken or available at this organziation English The areas served are: Clarke County

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Ebenezer Baptist Church - West

Ebenezer Baptist Church - West

205 N Chase Street
Athens, GA - 30606
(706) 543-9644

The hours of operation are: Monday - Thursday 5:30PM - 7:00 PM, Dinner on Wednesdays at the Campus View (bridge) Fees applicable are: No charge for services The intake procedure is Walk-in Only. Eligibility for this rent assistance program: ID and Social Security Card required. If received assistance from them can not return for 6 months after the first assistance, 1 year after the second as

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Project Safe (HPRP/ For Domestic Violence Victims Only)

Project Safe (HPRP/ For Domestic Violence Victims Only)

PO Box 7532
Athens, GA - 30604
(706) 549-0922

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There are no fees associated with obtaining rent assistance. The intake procedure is Via crisis line for general services. Eligibility for this rent assistance program: Domestic violence The areas served are: Clarke County Alexis Graf and Stacy Sampson

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Empty Stocking Fund

Empty Stocking Fund

Athens Banner-Herald
Athens, GA - 30606
(706) 549-0123

The intake procedure is Must be referred by local agency Eligibility for this rent assistance program: Individuals who fall in between the cracks and perhaps don t qualify for other assistance The areas served are: Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Madison, Oconee & Oglethorpe counties

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Advantage Behavioral Health Systems (HPRP)

Advantage Behavioral Health Systems (HPRP)

250 North Avenue
Athens, GA - 30601
(706) 354-1154

There are no fees associated with obtaining rent assistance. The intake procedure is Phone call Eligibility for this rent assistance program: Mental health and substance abuse diagnosis. Re-housing for the general population. The areas served are: Clarke Ryan Halsey

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Ark - General Assistance

Ark - General Assistance

640-A Barber Street
Athens, GA - 30601
(706) 548-8155

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The hours of operation are: Monday - Friday 9am -12:30 pm Wednesday 9am - 11am is a walk in day for first time clients. Fees applicable are: No fee for services. The intake procedure is Must make an Appointment. Walk-ins accepted Wednesday 9:00 - 11:00 AM. Bring photo ID and proof of address, proof of income and bills. Eligibility for this rent assistance program: None. Referrals accepted fr

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Ark - Senior Rent Assistance (NOAH)

Ark - Senior Rent Assistance (NOAH)

640-A Barber Street
Athens, GA - 30601
(706) 548-8155

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The hours of operation are: Monday-Friday 9:00AM - 12:30PM Wednesday 9:00AM - 11:00AM for walk ins. Fees applicable are: N/A The intake procedure is Must schedule an appointment. Eligibility for this rent assistance program: Must be 55 or older, NO loss of income required. Referrals accepted from Action for counties outside of Clarke Languages spoken or available at this organziation English

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AIDS Athens (HPRP/ For HIV positive individuals only)

AIDS Athens (HPRP/ For HIV positive individuals only)

112 Park Avenue
Athens, GA - 30606
(706) 542-2437

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The hours of operation are: Monday - Friday 8-5 There are no fees associated with obtaining rent assistance. The intake procedure is Appointment preferred, referral required from doctor, agency, or clinic. AIDS Athens will direct to HPRP or other support. Eligibility for this rent assistance program: Eligible HIV/AIDS consumers. The areas served are: Clarke Libby Fennell

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ACTION, Inc. (Clarke)- Financial Assistance

ACTION, Inc. (Clarke)- Financial Assistance

594 Oconee Street
Athens, GA - 30601
(706) 549-9827

The hours of operation are: M-F 8-4 Fees applicable are: no fees, but some classes are mandatory for some programs. (Free classes) The intake procedure is Appointment preferred Eligibility for this rent assistance program: Clarke Co Resident, Must qualify for program assistance. Languages spoken or available at this organziation English The areas served are: Clarke

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Salvation Army FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE-Athens (UWNEGA)

Salvation Army FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE-Athens (UWNEGA)

484 Hawthorne Avenue
Athens, GA - 30606
(706) 543-5350

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The hours of operation are: Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:30pm Fees applicable are: no fee The intake procedure is Call from 10am-4:30pm for a short phone interview. If you qualify, they ll give you an appointment. Eligibility for this rent assistance program: Income & expenses to prove qualified Languages spoken or available at this organziation English The areas served are: Clarke, Madison, and

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Salvation Army - Athens (HPRP)

Salvation Army - Athens (HPRP)

484 Hawthorne Avenue
Athens, GA - 30606
(706) 543-5350

There are no fees associated with obtaining rent assistance. The intake procedure is Call Eligibility for this rent assistance program: Currently taking referrals. Languages spoken or available at this organziation English The areas served are: Barrow, Green, Jackson, Morgan, Oconee, Walton Yvonne Williams

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St. Joseph Charities

St. Joseph Charities

134 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA - 30601
(706) 549-4208

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The hours of operation are: office hours Monday & Wednesday from 10:00:AM to 12:00PM. Accept calls Monday,Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10-12. Fees applicable are: No fee for services. Clients can get assistance every 4 months (per household). The intake procedure is MUST Call for appointment. Walk-in for emergency RX ONLY. Eligibility for this rent assistance program: No restrictions- phone i

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Georgia Department of Community Affairs (Athens)

Georgia Department of Community Affairs (Athens)

1061 Dowdy Road - Suite 201
Athens, GA - 30606
(404) 327-7912

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The hours of operation are: Monday - Friday 8am-5pm Fees applicable are: Not applicable. The intake procedure is Applications accepted only if waiting list is open Eligibility for this rent assistance program: Income-based eligibility Languages spoken or available at this organziation English The areas served are: Northeast Georgia To check if the waiting list is open

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Beech Haven Baptist Church- General Assistance

Beech Haven Baptist Church- General Assistance

2390 West Broad Street
Athens, GA - 30606
(706) 548-2246

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The hours of operation are: Monday 9:00AM - 5:00PM to make an appointment for the following Tuesday afternoon. Fees applicable are: None. The intake procedure is Appointment Only Eligibility for this rent assistance program: Picture ID/ driver s license, most recent utility bill, rent balance or mortgage statement Languages spoken or available at this organziation English The areas served ar

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St. James United Methodist Church

St. James United Methodist Church

111 West Lake Drive
Athens, GA - 30606
(706) 548-1680

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The hours of operation are: M-Th 9-5 Fees applicable are: No fees The intake procedure is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY- ask the receptionist for the next available appointment time. **No call-in or walk-In emergency needs** Eligibility for this rent assistance program: Income-based, circumstance-based Languages spoken or available at this organziation English----but can bring interpreter The areas se

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The Cancer Foundation of Northeast GA

The Cancer Foundation of Northeast GA

3320 Old Jefferson Road Bldg. 700
Athens, GA - 30607
(706) 353-4354

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The hours of operation are: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm There are no fees associated with obtaining rent assistance. The intake procedure is Referral required from oncology social worker, patient account representative, nurse, physician assistant or physician. Completed application, proof of income and copy of bill. Eligibility for this rent assistance program: Income must be within 200% of the fe

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Department of Human and Economic Development - ATHENSCLARKE COUNTY

Department of Human and Economic Development -
ATHENSCLARKE COUNTY

375 Satula Avenue
Athens, GA - 30601
(706) 6133155

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*Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program* On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,which ludes $1.5 billion for a Homelessness Prevention Fund. Funding for this program, called the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP), is being distributed based on the formula used for the Emergency Shelter Grants

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