Georgia Advancing Communities Together (Georgia ACT) is a statewide membership organization, which represents the state’s nonprofit housing, and community development organizations. Our mission is to build and support a statewide network of thriving member organizations and trained professionals engaged in housing and community development serving families with limited housing choices.
We advocate for a more favorable policy environment for the nonprofit housing industry. We represent the nonprofit housing and community development industry to state and federal government (both executive and legislative branches), stakeholders, and other organizations targeting a similar population. Georgia ACT seeks greater resources to support the nonprofit industry and provides forums where nonprofit organizations can network, exchange information through peer learning, and recognize member contributions.
In addition, we provide communication tools to inform members of upcoming activities and promote nonprofit housing and community development issues, act as an informational resource for the public on the activities of the nonprofit housing and community development industry, and commission research regarding the affordable housing and community development industry.
Georgia law provides a commitment to safe, decent, affordable housing for all. Georgia Advancing Communities Together (Georgia ACT) is dedicated to engaging a broad coalition of organizations and individuals to make that vision a reality that creates stronger, healthier, better educated and more successful communities.
Housing is the bedrock for strong families and vibrant communities. Today, one out of every five Georgia families is paying over 50% of their income for housing – a challenge that is unaffordable and results in housing that is insecure, uninhabitable or nonexistent. Georgia ACT’s Policy and Advocacy Agenda supports strengthening resources and commitments to meet the affordable housing needs for all sectors and income levels, including rural, underserved, and vulnerable populations of seniors, children, and people with disabilities.
Download Georgia ACT’s 2019 State Policy Agenda here.
Download Georgia ACT’s 2019 Federal and State Policy Agenda here.