Georgia Department of Community Affairs

Growing homelessness in state tied to lack of affordable housing

BY: - December 2, 2019

The number of people experiencing homelessness across Georgia has increased slightly since the last time a head count was attempted, with advocates and service providers in one north Georgia community blaming a shrinking supply of affordable housing. A statewide report that is focused on the state’s rural and suburban counties showed a 13% increase in […]

Advocates for seniors push for more Medicaid support for assisted living

BY: - September 18, 2019

Georgia lawmakers met at the Capitol Tuesday to develop ways to keep more older adults living at  home or in assisted living facilities as a less costly alternative to nursing care facilities. Senior advocates and housing officials urged lawmakers to expand patient access to Medicaid funding for assisted living programs. The program pays for rooms […]

Initial state rural broadband mapping shows less coverage than FCC

BY: - September 12, 2019

A federal map shows Lumpkin County with just a smattering of dark zones where residents and business owners lack access to broadband internet access. But that has proven to be a rosy view of internet connections in this mountain community. State mapping now shows most of the north Georgia county living without broadband-level service, meaning […]