October 18, 2022

District 5 Townhall – Affordable Housing

District 5 Townhall - Affordable Housing

Commissioner Denson will host the next District 5 Townhall as a discussion on what is currently happening to encourage affordable housing…and what needs to happen moving forward. Commissioner Denson will give a short presentation and have a panel of experts to answer questions and lead a discussion. Come join us at Normal Bar on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30-7pm.

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September 9, 2022

Athens community fights against displacement caused by Prosperity Capital Partners & Strategic Management Partners

Athens community fights against displacement caused by actions of Prosperity Capital Partners & Strategic Management Partners

Prosperity Capital Partners, an investment company out of Florida, purchased hundreds of working-class housing units in Athens, Georgia and recently displaced many of the tenants due to drastic rent increases & policy changes. Residents from the effected properties (Lexington Heights, Garnett Ridge, Hidden Pines, and Highland Park) have written a letter to PCP, and their management company Strategic Management Partners, with a list of demands to ensure residents retain dignity and fair engagement with their housing situation.

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January 2, 2022

District 5 Townhall – Supporting Public Art During the Pandemic

District 5 Townhall - supporting public art during the pandemic

District 5 Commissioner Tim Denson is hosting the next (virtual) District 5 townhall on Tuesday, January 25 at 6pm. The January townhall will be on the Arts In Community Resilience Awards. This Athens Cultural Affairs Commission program awarded 50 different Athens artists $2,000 to use to create public art. As we hear from the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission and some of the contributing artists, you can learn more about the public art projects funded and where/how to appreciate them!

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December 9, 2021

Athens Eviction Prevention Program Passes

Commission passes Athens Eviction Prevention Program!

The Athens-Clarke County Mayor & Commission passed an ordinance initiating the Athens Eviction Prevention Program. This program will help Athens residents facing eviction stay in their homes by negotiating and paying settlements to landlords. The program is slated to begin in January 2022.

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