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.
The eviction moratoriums in the CARES Act, which were designed to protect renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, have recently expired. At the time of publication, Congress has yet to pass additional legislation that extends these moratoriums, and millions of households could face eviction in the coming months. This publication provides information about resources that can help households facing housing insecurity.
- Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a f…
- Household Water Quality Series: Disinfecting Your Well Water: Shock Chlorination (C 858-4) Shock chlorination is the process by which home water systems such as wells, springs, and cisterns are disinfected using household liquid bleach (or chlorine). Shock chlorination is the most widely re…
- Water Quality and Common Treatments for Private Drinking Water Systems (B 939) An abundant supply of clean, safe drinking water is essential for human and animal health. Water from municipal or public water systems is treated and monitored to ensure that it is safe for human con…
- Household Water Quality Series: Removal of Hydrogen Sulfide and Sulfate (C 858-15) This publication explains how to identify and remove hydrogen sulfide and sulfate from household water.
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.
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.
UGA Radon Program UGA’s Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratories radon program has influenced national standards in radon testing.
Bug Lighting Turning off exterior lights or changing bulb types can cut down on buggy night visitors.
Flood Insurance Risk UGA researchers find unrealistic expectations of disaster relief, politics may influence number of insured properties.