housing justice


Ensuring all families have access to healthy homes​

Substandard housing conditions lead to increased childhood illness, more home and school moves, and behavior and learning challenges that set children back and increase their risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system. Georgia Appleseed’s Housing Justice initiative increases access for low-income children and their families to safe, healthy rental housing.

Our initiative:

  • Engages with tenants directly 
  • Convenes a statewide Healthy Housing Coalition
  • Advocates for legislative action to protect low-income tenants
  • Supports a collaborative social innovation lab in Clayton County that develops and implements local solutions.



Originally implemented as part of a homelessness intervention program, a social innovation lab model can address a range of social…