Land for Conservation and Community

Athens Land Trust conserves, empowers, & sustains communities through responsible and visionary land use.

2019 MLK Day of Service

Save the Date: MLK Day of Service is January 19, 2019!

Join us for the fifth annual Cultivating Community Dinner to help ensure affordable, healthy produce is available to all members of our community.

Marissa Joyner Scholarship Fund

In honor of all the good Marissa Joyner has done for the Athens community, this scholarship fund has been established for her two boys. The entirety of your donation in her honor will go toward supporting Marissa’s sons.

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With land that is community-owned and driven by community interests, our goal is to create healthy communities and forge partnerships to effect positive change across Athens, Georgia.

What is a Land Trust?

Athens Land Trust is a Community Land Trust (CLT). “CLTs are nonprofit organizations—governed by a board of CLT residents, community residents and public representatives—that provide lasting community assets and permanently affordable housing opportunities for families and communities.

CLTs develop rural and urban agriculture projects, commercial spaces to serve local communities, affordable rental and cooperative housing projects, and conserve land or urban green spaces.

However, the heart of their work is the creation homes that remain permanently affordable, providing successful homeownership opportunities for generations of lower income families.”

What's Happening at ALT

Community Revolving Loan Fund Info Session

Please join us for an info session on the Community Revolving Loan Fund, a new initiative of our department of Credit and Financial Growth.

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2019 MLK Day of Service & Celebration

Save the Date: MLK Day of Service is on January 21st, 2019.

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Cultivating Community Dinner

Join us February 24, 2019 for the annual Cultivating Community Dinner.

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Affordable Housing Info Session

Join us January 31st, 2019 for an info session on Affordable Housing.

Greenlife Expo & Awards

Help us celebrate our awardees at the 2019 Green Life Expo and Awards!

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Volunteer with Us

Learn about volunteer opportunities at Williams Farm, West Broad Market Garden, and more!

Upcoming Events
Jan
21
Mon
10:00 am MLK Day of Service and Celebration
MLK Day of Service and Celebration
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Each year, people across the United States come together on Dr. King’s birthday to observe the only federal holiday that is designated as a National Day of Service. For the past 14 years, with the support of individuals like you, the Athens-Clarke County community has been a part of this nationwide movement. With an average ... Read more
Jan
28
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Jan 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Our board meetings are open to the public and take place at our office at 685 N. Pope St., Athens, GA 30601.
Jan
30
Wed
10:00 am Community Revolving Loan Fund In...
Community Revolving Loan Fund In...
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
A community revolving loan fund (CRLF) is an economic development tool in which a pool of money is used for the purpose of making loans to individuals and businesses in the community. As loans are repaid by the borrowers, the money is returned to the loan fund, creating the opportunity to issue new loans to ... Read more
Jan
31
Thu
5:30 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Are you interested in homeownership opportunities through the Athens Land Trust Affordable Housing program? Learn more about the program, ask questions, and fill out an application at the January info session! The session will take place at our office at 685 North Pope Street.
Feb
9
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Feb 9 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.
Feb
16
Sat
9:00 am Black History and Arts at the Fa...
Black History and Arts at the Fa...
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for a special day where we reflect on black history and arts at the West Broad Farmers Market! Note: This is a special event, and not a part of the regular 2019 Market season. The regular Market season will begin May 4, 2019.
Feb
23
Sat
10:00 am Greenlife Expo and Greenfest Awards
Greenlife Expo and Greenfest Awards
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
In 2019, two green events come together! The Green Life Expo, which brings education, workshops, and kids activities to help build a more sustainable community, will be combined with the annual GreenFest awards, which recognize community members and organizations who have gone above and beyond to improve our environment. We are proud to partner in ... Read more
Feb
24
Sun
6:00 pm Cultivating Community Dinner
Cultivating Community Dinner
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Since 2013, the West Broad Farmers Market has matched thousands of dollars spent on fresh produce for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) customers through our Double Dollars program. In partnership with Wholesome Wave Georgia, this program matches each dollar spent by SNAP recipients. In addition to making healthy food more affordable, the Double Dollars program ... Read more
Mar
9
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Mar 9 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.
Mar
18
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Mar 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Our board meetings are open to the public and take place at our office at 685 N. Pope St., Athens, GA 30601.

Help Us Create Healthy Communities

Your donation supports the causes of food justice, land conservation, affordable housing, and economic opportunity for all.

Our Impact

With over two decades of work with the Athens community, together we’ve made significant progress toward improving access, health, and wealth.


acres permanently protected by ALT conservation easements

families became first-time homeowners

volunteer hours across all ALT programs in the past year

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We’re right off Prince Ave, a few blocks from downtown, in a light blue house up on Pope Street. We welcome your visit!

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