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Hands On Historic Athens

Hands on Historic Athens (HOHA) is a neighborhood revitalization initiative of Historic Athens that assists low-income homeowners with home maintenance projects in homes that are 50 years or older. The goal of Hands On Historic Athens is to keep neighborhoods intact through safe and habitable homes.


Common projects include: 

  • Floor and ceiling repair

  • Minor plumbing

  • Roof/gutter repair

  • Yard clean-up

  • Painting


HOHA receives funding through Community Development Block Grant funds administered by the Athens-Clarke County Housing & Community Development Department. Hands on Historic Athens also relies upon local construction partners and volunteer groups whenever possible.

Applicants: Please fill out the following application and send to To request an application by mail, call

Hands On Historic Athens Coordinator Jody Graichen at 706.353.1801

Volunteers: Please fill out the following Volunteer Form to be notified of upcoming projects.


To sponsor or partner on a Hands on Historic Athens project, please contact

Hands on Historic Athens Coordinator Jody Graichen at 706.353.1801 or email her at

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Support our efforts

"Hands on Athens has truly been a blessing to me. As a retired homeowner on a fixed income any unexpected expense, especially home repair, can be a nightmare. [..] My roof was properly repaired, my porch will be painted later this week. [..] I am one satisfied customer." 

-Hands on Athens client, 2019

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Thank You to Our Partners

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