Land for Conservation and Community

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

The Athens Land Trust Farm-Share program provides a convenient way of obtaining fresh, high quality, locally grown and produced foods. We select the best in-season produce, pack it into a box and have it available for pick-up or workplace delivery.

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Please note: The Athens Land Trust office is closed and all public events are cancelled until further notice.

The Athens Land Trust office is closed and all public events are cancelled until further notice due to concerns about COVID-19.
We are closely following the advice and guidelines of public health officials and are regularly updating our procedures and protocols to insure our residents and staff are safe. In our efforts to maintain a healthy environment for staff and residents, we ask that you please stay home and not come into our Athens office. If you need to meet or speak to a staff person, please call and speak to that person over the phone, or email them. If you are a renter or lease purchaser, please pay your rent via check or money order through the mail.  

For our residents, please note that we are only responding to emergencies, such as no heat, no hot water, fire or leaking water.  If this happens, we will be contacting professionals in the field to address the situation. Please call 706-614-9636 to speak to someone in our Housing Department.

If you are experiencing a non-housing-related emergency situation, please contact 911. If you have a non-emergency issue and you are not sure who your point of contact should be, please call 706-613-0122 and leave a message in the general inbox (EXT #201) or email Daun Fest, Director of Operations, at daun@athenslandtrust.org

Did you know that the emphasis on hand washing comes from the fact that the virus breaks down well in soap and water? Scrubbing for twenty seconds and keeping your hands away from your face as much as you can are important steps in stopping the spread of the virus.  In addition, please practice social distancing (avoiding close contact-which means being within approximately 6 feet of someone, or coming into direct contact with someone). Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work together in this unprecedented situation. 

 
Sincerely,
 
Athens Land Trust
 
 
Up to date information on the situation can be found CDC COVID-19 Information and Georgia Department of Health for Georgia specific information.  This link is Athens Clarke County’s COVID-19 page.
 

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

Please note: all in-person classes, gatherings, and other events have been cancelled or postponed for the time being.

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Spring Farm Share

The Athens Land Trust Farm-Share program provides a convenient way of obtaining fresh, high quality, locally grown and produced foods. Click here to learn more buy your Farm Share today!

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Learn About our Homeownership Program!

All Informational Sessions have cancelled through May 1st due to the threat of the COVID-19 virus until further notice.

Volunteers

Interested in Volunteering?

All volunteer events have been postponed due to the threat of the COVID-19 virus until further notice. Please stay tuned for updates!

Upcoming Events
Apr
14
Tue
12:00 pm POSTPONED: Affordable Housing In...
POSTPONED: Affordable Housing In...
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm
Are you interested in learning more about homeownership opportunities through Athens Land Trust? Anyone interested in Athens Land Trust’s Affordable Housing Program will get an overview of the program, have the opportunity to ask any questions and complete an application. There are two sessions per month on the second Tuesday at 12:00 noon and fourth ... Read more
Apr
25
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Apr 25 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.  
Apr
28
Tue
6:00 pm POSTPONED: Affordable Housing In...
POSTPONED: Affordable Housing In...
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm
Are you interested in learning more about homeownership opportunities through Athens Land Trust? Anyone interested in Athens Land Trust’s Affordable Housing Program will get an overview of the program, have the opportunity to ask any questions and complete an application. There are two sessions per month on the second Tuesday at 12:00 noon and fourth ... Read more
May
12
Tue
12:00 pm POSTPONED: Affordable Housing In...
POSTPONED: Affordable Housing In...
May 12 @ 12:00 pm
Are you interested in learning more about homeownership opportunities through Athens Land Trust? Anyone interested in Athens Land Trust’s Affordable Housing Program will get an overview of the program, have the opportunity to ask any questions and complete an application. There are two sessions per month on the second Tuesday at 12:00 noon and fourth ... Read more
May
16
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
May 16 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.  
May
26
Tue
6:00 pm POSTPONED: Affordable Housing In...
POSTPONED: Affordable Housing In...
May 26 @ 6:00 pm
Are you interested in learning more about homeownership opportunities through Athens Land Trust? Anyone interested in Athens Land Trust’s Affordable Housing Program will get an overview of the program, have the opportunity to ask any questions and complete an application. There are two sessions per month on the second Tuesday at 12:00 noon and fourth ... Read more
Jun
9
Tue
12:00 pm POSTPONED: Affordable Housing In...
POSTPONED: Affordable Housing In...
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm
Are you interested in learning more about homeownership opportunities through Athens Land Trust? Anyone interested in Athens Land Trust’s Affordable Housing Program will get an overview of the program, have the opportunity to ask any questions and complete an application. There are two sessions per month on the second Tuesday at 12:00 noon and fourth ... Read more
Jun
23
Tue
6:00 pm POSTPONED: Affordable Housing In...
POSTPONED: Affordable Housing In...
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm
Are you interested in learning more about homeownership opportunities through Athens Land Trust? Anyone interested in Athens Land Trust’s Affordable Housing Program will get an overview of the program, have the opportunity to ask any questions and complete an application. There are two sessions per month on the second Tuesday at 12:00 noon and fourth ... Read more
Jun
27
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Jun 27 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.  
Jul
14
Tue
12:00 pm POSTPONED: Affordable Housing In...
POSTPONED: Affordable Housing In...
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm
Are you interested in learning more about homeownership opportunities through Athens Land Trust? Anyone interested in Athens Land Trust’s Affordable Housing Program will get an overview of the program, have the opportunity to ask any questions and complete an application. There are two sessions per month on the second Tuesday at 12:00 noon and fourth ... Read more

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 have become 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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