Launched in 2004, The Initiative grew out of Georgia’s experience with the National League of Cities’ Affordable Housing Program and the success stories that were celebrated at the annual Magnolia Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing. Since 2005, sixty-six communities have directly benefitted from the program.

Currently Participating Communities

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A report of recent accomplishments is included for each community.
Bartow County Athens-Clarke County Cedartown
Commerce Evans County Liberty County
Dublin Millen Madison
Fairburn Monroe Pine Mountain
Union City Rockmart Trion
Warrenton

Alumni

  • Albany
  • Americus/Sumter County
  • Auburn
  • Brunswick
  • Calhoun
  • Camden County
  • Cartersville
  • Colquitt
  • Cordele
  • Covington
  • Dalton
  • Douglas
  • Douglasville
  • Eatonton
  • Fort Valley
  • Gainesville
  • Garden City
  • Greensboro
  • Gray/Jones County
  • Griffin
  • Hall County
  • Harlem
  • Hawkinsville
  • Lithonia
  • Metter
  • Milledgeville
  • Moultrie
  • Nashville
  • Newnan
  • Pembroke
  • Perry
  • Porterdale
  • Rincon
  • Rome
  • Roswell
  • Sandersville/Tennille
  • Sylvester
  • Thomasville
  • Thomson/McDuffie County
  • Tifton
  • Toccoa
  • Valdosta
  • Vienna
  • Wadley
  • Warner Robins
  • Washington
  • Waycross
  • Waynesboro
  • Winder

Partners
 

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Founding Sponsor
 


 

The Archway PartnershipCarl Vinson Institute of Government, and UGA Extension provide in-kind support, and the program is partially funded by a USDA Rural Development RCDI grant.

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Karen Tinsley.