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Willow Branch Community, Clarkston, GA (a Star C community) – A 501(c)(3) focused on reducing transience in the local school system and improving students’ academic success through a collaboration of the three important pillars of an individual’s success: affordable housing, free access to on-site afterschool programming, and affordable medical care.  Transience is student turnover due to students changing schools during the school year.  It is very disruptive to individual student’s learning and the overall classroom environment.  When families have access to safe, decent, affordable housing, they are able to remain in their communities.  The outcome is reduced transiency, which stabilizes the community and improves the performance of the local elementary school.  For the 2017 – 2018 school year, Willow Branch’s community wide GPA averaged 3.5, and their milestone pass rate was 88%.​

Willow Branch is a privately-owned community with affordable rents.  (Rents are not subsidized).  Willow Branch receives wraparound services through Star-C whose mantra is an education model with an affordable housing solution. 

 

Here’s a great quick video to show the power of a program such as Star C  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=uY68Vew0-vY

The Housing Authority of the City of Winder

This housing authority offers a wide variety of programs as described below.(This information also available for download as a Resident Services Power Point Slide or PDF File. Click desired format.)

http://winderhousing.com/client-services/ 

770-867-7495.

 
 
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Below are some additional resources.  This is not intended to be an all inclusive list.

 

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