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Notice to Former Jack R. Wells Residents Relocated Due to Transformation of Development

Phase 2 of Columbia Brookside will be opening in the near future!  If you were the Head of Household and were relocated as a result of the transformation of the former Jack R. Wells development; have remained eligible for assistance; and are interested in exercising your priority opportunity to live in Columbia Brookside, please contact Ms. Vivian Whitlow at 706.425.5381 or e-mail by August 7, 2015. 


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First Lady Sandra Deal Kicks Off Summer Lunch Program

Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal kicked off the Summer Lunch Program at the Nellie B community on Thurs., June 4, 2015 with a proclamation from Governor Nathan Deal honoring the work of the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and the administrators and providers of local summer food service programs.  The Georgia School Nutrition Program, Georgia Food Bank Association, Arby’s Foundation, Bright from the Start, and the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association sponsored field day activities for children and youth attending the Summer Food Service Program at Nellie B.

Matt Bosher, punter for the Atlanta Falcons, also attended and talked about the football team’s commitment to making sure all children have nutritional food and are active.  Mrs. Deal and Mr. Bosch helped distribute lunches and talked with children and youth and encouraged them to stay active and eat well.

The Athens Housing Authority has organized the Summer Food Service Program for 25 years for the community.  Typically, lunches are served at community centers and summer day camp and tutoring programs.  Children and youth not enrolled in the program may still obtain the no cost lunch by just letting staff know that they will be attending for lunch each day.  The Athens Housing Authority will serve about 40,000 lunches at 21 different sites around the community this year.



Athens Housing Authority Lease Revision

During the Board of Commissioners meeting on March 26, 2015, a revision to the current Athens Housing Authority lease was approved. The Lease was rewritten to reduce repetitive or redundant language in order to make the document easier to read. Some changes reflect a change in HUD regulation and AHA policy.

Residents are invited to submit written comments regarding the revised Lease agreement by Thursday, April 30, 2015. Comments should be mailed to the Director of Operations, Athens Housing Authority, P.O. Box 1469, Athens, Georgia 30603-1469 or hand-delivered to the Director of Operations, at the administrative offices located at 300 S. Rocksprings Street. All comments received will be reviewed and maintained on file. Unless significant comments are received by the above date, this Lease revision will be effective May 1, 2015. Soon after, you will receive further information from us regarding the process for your family’s execution of the new Lease which must be completed by July 1, 2015.

To review the revised lease and the letter of notice outlining the changes, please click on the file attachments listed below to view.

Letter to Residents – Revised Lease – 033015 with signature