To tackle homelessness, Athens officials might look to Maryland group for answers

beggar, homeless with two Dogs near Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech republic

The Athens-Clarke County Commission is expected on Tuesday to hire a consulting group to study how best to address homelessness in Athens.

An agenda item that requires a vote at Tuesday’s commission meeting authorizes the hiring of The Cloudburst Group at a cost of $133,116.

The consulting business located in Landover, Maryland is a women-owned small business with 16 years of experience in dealing with governments and handling housing and low-income issues, according to information the group provided to the commission.