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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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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April 1, 2020

Resources for Tenants & Landlords – COVID-19

On March 31, the Athens-Clarke County Mayor & Commission unanimously passed a resolution drafted by Commissioners Mariah Parker & Tim Denson focused on rent & mortgage relief for Athens residents. This resolution urges landlords and banks to work with renters and homeowners who are having difficulty making payments [see resources for tenants & landlords/property owners at bottom].

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March 31, 2020

UPDATE: Commissioners Parker & Denson’s resolution to remove burden of rent/mortgage on Athenians during pandemic passes!

Update: This resolution was passed unanimously by the ACC Commission! As the first of the month approaches, many Athenians are in precarious situations not knowing how they will pay all of their bills, especially rent or their mortgage payment, during this challenging time. The COVID-19 pandemic has limited many individuals’ ability to bring in an income. In these unprecedented times, …

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