Affordable Housing for Athens-Clarke County, Georgia

Financial Information

To operate, housing authorities receive two types of subsidy from the federal government Рdebt service and operating. Today, nearly one-half of the operating expenses of the Athens Housing Authority are paid for by tenant rents and other local income. Housing authorities utilize no local tax revenues. Instead, housing authorities make an annual payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) to local governments.


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