Georgia Heirs Property Law Center


Recent Press and Upcoming Events.


March 2018

SFI Community Grants Feature Collaboration from 102 Different Groups Spanning the U.S. and Canada

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced 18 community grants today that will advance the quality of life in communities across the United States and Canada. SFI is bringing together a diverse range of people from 102 organizations to support community engagement projects. SFI engages local communities through a variety of initiatives including youth outreach, forest education programs, supporting tribal and Indigenous values, and green building projects for low-income families.


January 2018

"A Huge Problem in Plain Sight"" Untangling Heirs' Property Rights in the American South, 2001-2017

In the meantime, each family had to work at its own pace to resolve latent issues and reach agreement in order to secure land for future generations. StipeMaas said she found significance in the twists and turns of each case. “That’s one reason I love land,” she said. “You peel back the dreams, the aspirations, the hate, the love; every parcel is a novel.”


January 2018

Spring 2018 Georgia Landowner Academy to be Held in Fitzgerald

The Spring 2018 Georgia Landowner Academy will be held in historic downtown Fitzgerald in Ben Hill County. The sessions will be held every other Tuesday on the following dates:  Feb. 27, Mar. 13, Mar. 27, April 10, April 24, & May 8. 



May 2017

Junior League of Atlanta Awards $1M to Three Local Organizations

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Georgia Heirs Property Law Center and Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta's collaborative approach will help ensure that metro Atlanta clients of all three organizations receive the legal help and social services support that make a significant difference.



April 2017

Junior League Awards $1 million in Grants

The Generational Poverty Law Project received a $380,000 grant from JLA, and is a 3-year joint venture between Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Georgia Heirs Property Law Center and the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta.



April 2017

City observes Community Development Week

The City of Valdosta will observe National Community Development Week, April 17- 22, with various events that will highlight the year-round resources provided through the city’s Community Development Block Grant program.



January 2017

Inherited Property Puts Vulnerable Georgia Communities At Risk

“It doesn’t matter whether you’re trying to completely transform and remake a neighborhood or you’re trying to preserve a neighborhood. Title is at the root of whether you’ll be successful in either case,” said Delene Porter, with the Georgia Heirs Property Law Center.



August 2016

Murky property titles dash home ownership dreams on Atlanta’s west side

For Campbell and other residents, years of paying a house’s insurance or tax bill does not give an occupant greater ownership rights, and neither do verbal agreements, said Claude C. Davis II, an attorney with The Georgia Heirs Property Law Center

So far, Davis has helped Campbell and 16 other households clear up title through the homeowner stabilization program