Housing Counseling Services

Athens Land Trust is a HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency and provides affordable group education and one-on-one counseling to Athens-Clarke County residents and residents of Barrow, Oglethorpe, Walton, Oconee, Jackson, Elbert and Madison Counties.

Our HUD-Certified Housing Counselors offer Group Housing Counseling services that cover a variety of topics, from Pre-purchase, Post-purchase Education Workshops, Budget & Credit Workshops, Financial Management Workshops, and our Homebuyer Education courses for those seeking to become first-time homeowners in the state of Georgia.

We also offer individual counseling services on a variety of topics, including

  • Pre-purchase counseling
  • Post-purchase counseling
  • Rental counseling
  • Budget & credit counseling

Homebuyer Education

Our two part HUD-Certified workshop for anyone in Georgia seeking to become a first-time homeowner is held on Saturdays at the Athens Land Trust Office (685 North Pope Street). Click here to learn more.

Are you Behind on Your Rent or Mortgage?

Our Housing Counselors provide individual counseling and resources to help you get caught up on your mortgage or rent payments. We can intercede on your behalf with your mortgage company or landlord.

Budget & Credit Counseling

We offer individual counseling and classes to improve your credit and get on a livable household budget.