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About

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 then, eighty-one communities have directly benefited from the program.

Currently Participating Communities

Freshmen Sophomores Juniors
Blakely Adel

 Arlington

Jonesboro Hartwell Centerville
Calhoun Ocilla Conyers
Covington Rossville/ LaFayette Smyrna
East Point Statesboro Social Circle

Alumni

  • Albany
  • Americus/Sumter County
  • Athens-Clarke County
  • Auburn
  • Bartow County
  • Brunswick
  • Byron
  • Calhoun
  • Camden County
  • Cartersville
  • Cedartown
  • Cochran
  • Colquitt
  • Commerce
  • Cordele
  • Covington
  • Dalton
  • Douglas
  • Douglasville
  • Dublin
  • Eatonton
  • Evans County
  • Fairburn
  • Fort Valley
  • Gainesville
  • Garden City
  • Greensboro
  • Gray/Jones County
  • Griffin
  • Hall County
  • Harlem
  • Hawkinsville
  • Liberty County
  • Lithonia
  • Madison
  • McRae-Helena
  • Metter
  • Milledgeville
  • Millen
  • Monroe
  • Moultrie
  • Nashville/Berrien County
  • Newnan
  • Norcross
  • Pembroke
  • Perry
  • Pine Mountain
  • Porterdale
  • Rincon
  • Rome
  • Roswell
  • Rockmart
  • Sandersville/Tennille
  • Sylvester
  • Thomasville
  • Thomson/McDuffie County
  • Tifton
  • Toccoa
  • Trion
  • Troup County/ Hogansville/ LaGrange/ West Point
  • Union City
  • Valdosta
  • Vienna
  • Wadley
  • Warner Robins
  • Warrenton
  • Washington
  • Waycross
  • Waynesboro
  • Winder

Funding

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.

Meet the Staff

Our Partners

  • Logo for FACS FHCE HDRC
  • Logo for Georgia Dept of Community Affairs
  • Logo for Georgia Municipal Association
  • Logo for UGA Public Service and Outreach

Founding Sponsor

  • Logo for Georgia Power
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