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Athens Area Homeless Shelter Athens

Athens, GA 30601
(706) 354-0423

Class of Housing: Transitional Housing

General Information:

The Athens Housing Authority ensures the affordable housing needs of low-and-moderate income families through public housing rental units and a first-time home buyers program for income-eligible families.
Service hours: 24 hours daily
Intake hours: applications: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm THU
Eligibility: must be homeless or in process of eviction and meet Section 8 income guidelines; single female with children.
Intake procedure: telephone for details
Documents: No documents required
Fees: no fee
Area served: Clarke County
  • Long Term Case/Care Management
  • Transitional Housing/Shelter for Homeless Families
  • Transitional Housing/Shelter for Single Parent Families Headed by Mothers

Fees may apply for this Transitional Housing resource. Contact Athens Area Homeless Shelter with the contact information we provided to get full details. Oftentimes you can apply for sliding scale fee payment or other options if you are low income. You will need to speak with them to see if you qualify.

Website: http://www.athensareahomelessshelter.org/

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Helpful Definitions For Athens Area Homeless Shelter Athens:

Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessnessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficience to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless and low income persons. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day. Meals and other supportive services are often offered. 3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

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