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Community Assistance

Community Assistance

 Individuals and communities across Georgia can utilize local Historic Preservation Ordinances, Certified Local Governments and other HPD programs, services and tools, to integrate historic preservation into community planning, economic development, heritage tourism and other important aspects that can make their community a unique place to live, work and play.   

HPD's African American programs staff provide assistance to anyone interested in preserving Georgia's African American historic resources through presentations, site visits and Reflections.


State agencies & organizations
In addition to the programs and services offered by HPD, other organizations offering community assistance are linked below.

  • Center for Community Design and Preservation, College of Environment and Design, University of Georgia - The CCDP office contracts with governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, civic groups and other funding sources to carry out projects, conduct research, provide training and deliver administrative services. The CCDP office at CED produces community-based results to meet the goals of students, citizens, elected officials, local decision makers, and UGA faculty.
  • The Georgia Municipal Association is a nonprofit membership organization that provides legislative advocacy and technical consulting services while increasing public awareness of critical local government issues.
  • The Association County Commissioners of Georgia promotes the ability of Georgia counties to provide public services responsibly, efficiently and cost effectively through cooperative legislative action, education of public officials, provision of quality member services and technical assistance, and increasing public awareness of critical local government issues.
  •  The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Office of Downtown Development manages the Main Street and Better Hometown programs in Georgia, which include over 100 communities. HPD routinely partners with DCA on training and educational opportunities.

Local preservation nonprofit groups
These membership-based organizations identify and document significant historic resources in their communities, educate the general public about the importance of these resources and historic preservation, advocate for preservation, and promote a community-wide understanding of the value of historic buildings, neighborhoods, and heritage.

 - Read the Community Preservation article on the New Georgia Encyclopedia website.

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation

Metro Atlanta:
Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance
Atlanta Preservation Center
Easements Atlanta
Buckhead Heritage Society
Cherokee County Historical Society
Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society
DeKalb History Center
Heritage Sandy Springs
Vinings Historic Preservation Society
Preservation Woodstock, Inc.

Coastal Georgia Historical Society
Coastal Heritage Society
Historic Savannah Foundation

Other cities:
Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Inc.
Historic Augusta Foundation
Historic Columbus Foundation
Griffin-Spalding Historical Society
Historic Macon Foundation
Madison-Morgan Conservancy
Newnan-Coweta Historical Society
Thomasville Landmarks, Inc.

* If you do not see your local preservation group, please contact Public Affairs Coordinator Jeff Harrison by email or phone (770-389-7869).