Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority

Fulton Atlanta Community
Action Authority

Our Story

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

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.

Provision of Access

The provision of access to public policy, economic and social institutions that serve low-income citizens This feature involves community education, empowerment to challenge problems, and motivating citizens to exercise their voice in all matters that affect them.


Educate the community at large (groups, legislators, policy makers) to the needs, interests, aspirations, and accomplishments of low-income people. Our ultimate aim is to demonstrate that all citizens are important and can play a role in making a community active and viable.

Affordable Housing

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.

Our Amazing Leadership Team

Champions, advocates, community servants are just some of the words that describe our amazing team. We are passionate about serving the local community.

Dr. Joyce Dorsey
Founding President

Dr. Howard W. Grant