$6M approved for nonprofit community service groups

On February 20, the Fulton County Commissioners approved $6 million in funding with 82 nonprofit agencies who will serve citizens in the areas of Children and Youth Services, Disabilities, Economic Stability/Poverty, Homelessness and Senior Services.

Homestead Exemption Deadline is April 1

The Fulton County Board of Assessors reminds property owners that April 1, 2019 is the deadline to file for homestead exemption. Anyone who purchased a new home in 2018, made changes to their deed, may qualify for a special exemption for the first time should apply. Several new homestead exemptions were approved by voters in November 2018. Most of the exemptions will apply automatically to existing homeowners.

FY2019 Budget boosts seniors, youth, health services

Fulton County's Senior Transportation; Senior Home Repairs; Case Management Services; and In-home Care for the Frail Elderly programs were significantly upgraded by the Board of Commissioners Jan. 23. The upgrades, in the FY2019 Budget, are to meet increasing demands created by the tremendous increase in the number of senior adults whose incomes fall below the federal poverty line.