Under Georgia State law, the responsibility for protecting public health rests with the Sumter County government. For more information, contact the Sumter County Health Department, Rucker Street.
Within the Historic District, the Historic Preservation Commission has the responsibility of preserving the rich historical value of the City. Before making changes to any building, structure, site, landscape feature or work of art within the Historic District, you must secure a certificate of appropriateness from the Commission. For more information contact the Community & Economic Development Department.
Phoebe Sumter Medical Center serves Americus and the surrounding area with excellent health care facilities.
Several programs are available to help City of Americus residents find affordable housing.
Americus Housing Authority - 924-3386
The Housing Authority provides public housing, rental units and a rent subsidy program. Applicants must be qualifying low and moderate income families and individuals.
Habitat for Humanity - 928-9577
This is a private non-profit organization that offers mortgage loans with no interest charges to qualifying home buyers.
Residents may file complaints about unsafe conditions in residential or commercial buildings with the Building Risk Management Department.