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UGA Extension wants individuals of all ages to have access to affordable, safe and decent housing.

We provide users with information about water and energy conservation, reducing waste, buying or renting a home and improving the indoor environment by reducing pollutants like mold, radon, lead and volatile organic compounds. These resources allow families and individuals to create healthy, safe and sustainable homes and improve their quality of life.

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FCS Housing and Home Environment Family and Consumer Sciences' Extension information related to housing.

Georgia Initiative for Community Housing Offers communities in Georgia a three-year program of collaboration and technical assistance in addressing their housing and neighborhood revitalization needs.

UGA GreenWay Live greener by green cleaning, reducing waste, and conserving resources.

UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences Learn more about the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia.

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Energy Star Offers information about energy efficiency and conservation.

Georgia Dream Homeownership Program Housing and down payment programs in Georgia.

Georgia Environmental Finance Authority Provides assistance for programs related to water, wastewater, solid waste, recycling, land conservation, energy efficiency and fuel storage tanks for local governments, other state agencies and non-profit organizations.

Georgia Housing Search Search for housing in Georgia.

Healthy Homes Partnership Helps families learn about the risks they face at home and how to reduce them. Parents and others can find out more about the dangers of things like lead-based paint, pesticides, and drinking water.

Homebuyer Education Course Before you buy a home take time to learn more about the process. If you have never owned a home, then it is a good idea to take a homebuyer education class, and it may be required by the lender.

HUD Housing Counselors UGA Extension is a HUD approved housing counseling agency.

Mortgage Calculator Figure out how much home you can afford.

National Center for Healthy Housing NCHH conducts research to find scientifically valid and practical strategies for making homes safe and healthy.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Website for federal agency dedicated to protecting human health and the environment.



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