Chad McCranie

  • Hosted by Georgia Legal Services Program
  • Sponsored by Georgia Bar Foundation
  • Service location Athens, Georgia
  • Issue area Housing - Affordable Housing/Microfinance
  • Fellowship class year 2017
  • Program Georgia Housing Corps

The Project

Chad will provide representation to tenants who reside in subsidized housing across 27 counties in the Northeast Georgia area. Chad will represent tenants in lease termination and eviction cases, as well as in cases involving a range of other occupancy issues, such as rent calculation, assessment of illegal fees, and failure to make repairs. Chad will also work on issues related to preservation of affordable housing, and protecting the rights of tenants affected by a loss of subsidized units, as those issues arise.

Chad is the right person for the project because for the past two years, he has been working on housing preservation issues with Georgia Legal Services, focusing on RAD conversions, potential expiration of project-based Section 8 HAP contracts, prepayment of Rural Housing Services 515 mortgages, and loss of LIHTC units through the qualified contract process. During that time, he represented tenants living at affected properties on a range of issues.

Fellowship Highlights

During the Fellowship period, Chad set up an efficient intake process, begin representing tenants, and begin to identify trends or larger issues affecting tenants in the region.

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