The Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority (FACAA) opened its doors in 1991 to provide a wide array of services to low-income individuals and families in Atlanta and Fulton County.
Since its inception, FACAA has helped more than one million residents through the carefully planned administration of social services, advocacy and community education. We empower citizens to become self-sufficient by offering programs and services that enable individuals and families to emerge from economic despair, prevent homelessness and enhance educational goals for an improved quality of life
The mission of the Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority is just as relevant today as it was when we started and we passionately continue our work to make a positive impact in the community.
- Mobilize resources through a network of programs and services: Emergency Financial Assistance (LIHEAP, Food and Housing Assistance, Employment Readiness Support, Transportation and Education) which is facilitated through applications and classes.
- The provision of access to public policy, economic and social institutions that serve low-income citizens (Convening Community Action Councils to become empowered to challenge problems that affect their quality of life in their homes and community). This feature involves community education and motivating citizens to exercise their voice in all matters that affect them.
- Educate the community at large to the needs, interests and aspirations of low-income people. Whether it involves attending meetings or issuing newsletters, brochures or speaking engagements, FACAA seeks to inform community groups, legislators and social policy makers about the current needs, problems or accomplishments of low-income citizens. Our ultimate aim is to demonstrate that all citizens are important and can play a role in making a community active and viable.
- Provide affordable, safe, decent housing and supportive services to citizens of Fulton County and Atlanta. Along with home-building or rehabilitation, FACAA is a housing counseling agency which also trains youth to become future home builders. The agency seeks projects that enhance the quality of living for low-income citizens and also helps citizens become homeowners or aids them in saving their homes. Learn More.