Here’s how Augusta is coming together to address its homelessness issue.
I pride myself on bringing you timely information on our local real estate market. That’s why today I want to talk about not only the housing market but homelessness in Augusta, Georgia.
Our housing prices have been increasing at a steady pace. At this point, we’ve caught up with other areas in Georgia you might expect to have crazy high prices. While this is great news for homeowners, it also leaves a lot of people unable to afford a home. Rising prices also don’t help homeless people who live in Augusta. Fortunately, our community is coming together to address our homeless population’s needs in an incredible way.
In the last census, there were 470 recorded homeless people in Augusta. Some were able to find refuge in shelters, but many were not. While our numbers are small compared to Atlanta, there is still a need for solutions. That’s why I have always supported Turn Back the Block, a local program designed to provide consistent, affordable housing for people who would normally never be able to own a home.
Augusta is coming together to address this issue in an incredible way.
I love this program because it tries to address homelessness through the housing market. There is a severe lack of quality, affordable housing in Augusta, and addressing that issue is near and dear to my heart. If you are looking to invest, this could be a way to do it while making a positive impact in your local community.
If you have any questions about this program or anything else, please call or email me. I am always willing to help.