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Appalachian Housing and Redevelopment Corporation (AHRC) Rome, GA $19,423 AHRC is a nonprofit subsidiary of the Housing Authority (ARH) of the City of Rome, Georgia. AHRC carries out the housing counseling element of ARH’s overall program to improve the economic and social environs of the Rome/Floyd County target area. AHRC maintains a competent staff of housing counselors with experience in the various aspects of housing counseling activities and operations. It has established partnerships with over 30 local organizations such as banks, real estate agents, housing authorities, insurance companies, shelters, landlords, inspection companies and other community service providers. Challenges facing AHRC include the economic victimization of the ever-increasing Latino population due to language, cultural and economic barriers and a large percentage of the targeted population below the poverty line are

Economic Opportunity of Savannah Chatham County Area, Inc. Savannah, GA $22,479 Economic Opportunity of Savannah Chatham County Area, Inc. (EOA) has provided housing counseling to the Savannah/Chatham County, Georgia, area for the past 26 years. It has a large experienced staff of housing counseling professionals, several of which are active in national housing counseling professional organizations. EOA has been especially aggressive in the area of leveraging funds to serve clients’ needs. Included in the list of contributors is the United Way of the Coastal Empire, the Georgia Department of Human resources and The City of Savannah. HUD housing counseling grant funds will be used to continue and improve EOA’s existing services.

Housing and Economic Leadership Partners, Inc. (HELP) Athens, GA $21,868 Housing and Economic Leadership Partners, Inc. (HELP) has a fairly large staff of experienced housing counselors who have worked in close coordination with the Athens- Clark County, Georgia, Government, Community Development Block Grant program over the past eight years. HELP serves nine (9) counties in the Northeast area of Georgia, in the vicinity of the City of Athens. HELP also furthers its objectives by networking with local mortgage brokers, homebuilders and the real estate industry.

Latin American Association (LAS) Atlanta, GA $22,479 Latin American Association (LAS) is a nonprofit that has provided services to the Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan area over the last 29 years. It has provided housing services over the past five (5) years. Its primary target for assistance is Latinos. In the year 2000, LAS assisted 34,000 clients in the metropolitan area with an overall budget of $2,000,000. LAS has leveraged funds from the Fannie Mae Foundation to specifically target Hispanics with housing needs. Among other services, the HUD grant will assist LAS in providing additional

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