Georgia Heirs Property Law Center

Education

Educating and Empowering Landowners.

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Outreach

The Center educates community leaders, stakeholders and faith-based groups about heirs property and its potential impact on owners and their communities.

The Center, solely or in collaboration with other partners, has completed 81 community outreach programs, trainings and stakeholder meetings in 23 counties.

 

ASSET EDUCATION

The Center provides financial training and asset education on home and land ownership as a means to grow assets for the next generation. The Center also engages nonprofit and governmental partners to help clients develop land/timber management plans, create conservation easements, qualify for USDA Farm and Home programs, leverage home rehab and restoration programs, and develop working relationships with each of our partners.

 
The knowledge I have gained through the academy has enabled me to know what I need to research and what questions I need to ask in order to be a successful landowner.
— Academy participant Benny Porter of Dougherty County

GEORGIA LANDOWNER ACADEMY

The Georgia Landowner Academy is a program empowering landowners wanting to learn how to manage the business, agricultural and natural resource responsibilities of land ownership. The Academy also positions landowners to access government, private sector and nonprofit programs that encourage property ownership and housing stability.  Topics range from record keeping, managing farming and forestry operations, taxes and estate planning. Participants receive information on heirs property and how owning heirs property can be a barrier to qualifying for programs to improve one’s land. Participants also receive information on how to clear title to their property and are offered free wills prepared by a licensed attorney.