Our Impact

The Numbers

Land Conservation

  • 20,463 acres permanently protected by ALT conservation easements as of 2023
  • Including 16,088 acres of working farmland and forests
  • In 42 of Georgia’s 159 counties
  • Including portions of 10 of Georgia’s 14 major watersheds

Affordable Housing

  • 64 families have become first time homeowners
  • 10 families rent affordable apartments on Waddell St. and Reese St. 
  • 370 low-income individuals are residents of Fourth Street Village apartments

Community Agriculture

  • 12 gardens participate in the Athens Community Garden Network
  • 46 local farmers, growers, bakers, and makers supported through the West Broad Farmers Market
  •  8 Incubator farmers starting their farm businesses at Williams Farm, with 56 garden beds in production, and 69 people served through farm workshops

Neighborhood Sustainability

  • $785,000 in relief funds disbursed to those who suffered a loss of income due to COVID-19, with 580 families served: 363 renters stabilized, 26 homeowners assisted, 15 mortgage delinquencies averted, 6 people newly housed or sheltered
  • 55 low-income homeowners have received repairs, weatherization, and energy efficiency improvements through the Young Urban Builders program
  • 19 people employed through ALT’s Youth Development programs in 2023

Honors and Awards

ALT has received recognition on the national, state and local levels:

  •  Outstanding Rehabilitation for the Mack Burney House from Historic Athens 54th Annual Preservation Awards, 2023 
  • Earthcraft Builder of the Year, 2014
  • Merit Award,  from the Georgia Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society for ALT’s conservation program, 2010
  • National Accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission (one of the first 39 accredited land trusts in the U.S.), 2008
  • Magnolia Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing, Homeownership Category, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, 2008
  • Best New Development Award for Fourth Street Village, Athens Grow Green Coalition, 2008
  • Preservation Award for “long-term positive impacts to the Historic Hancock Corridor,” Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, 2008
  • Affordable Housing Multifamily Development Award for Fourth Street Village, Athens-Clarke County, 2007
  • Preservation Award for Outstanding Rehabilitation, Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, 2005
  • Community Revitalization Award for Historically Sensitive Infill, Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, 2001
  • Alec Little Award in recognition of exemplary efforts to improve the Northeast Georgia area through environmental action, 2002