Amendment For the State’s Homeless Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing Program

Amendment For the State’s Homeless Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing Program

Atlanta, GA – April 27, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) requests public comment on the State’s Substantial Amendment to its FFY 2008 Consolidated Plan to include provisions for a new Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP).  The Consolidated Plan describes Georgia’s existing housing conditions and how the state, local, private and federal resources will be used to address the identified needs.

The HPRP Amendment will be published on April 30, 2009.  Program details will be available on DCA’s website at www.dca.ga.gov/housing/specialneeds/programs/HPRP.asp.  TDD users may contact DCA at (800) 736-1155 to request documents.  Copies may also be requested via email from DCA at .

Public comment is considered as an important component of the State’s evaluation process. Citizens may direct questions regarding this Substantial Amendment to DCA’s Office of Special Housing Initiatives at (404) 679-3170 or .  Comments are due on or before Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 5:00 PM.

Comments may be submitted by the above mentioned deadline in one of three ways: (1) EMAIL: Emails should be sent to ; (2) POSTAL MAIL: Comments may be mailed to the following address: Substantial Amendment — Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program/ Georgia Department of Community Affairs – Office of Special Housing Initiatives, 60 Executive Park South, Atlanta, GA 30329 or (3) FACSIMILE: Comments may be faxed to DCA’s Office of Special Housing Initiatives at (404) 679-0669.

About DCA.  The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) was created in 1977 to serve as an advocate for local governments.  As outlined in its mission statement, DCA’s seeks opportunities that support “partnering with communities to help create a climate of success for Georgia’s families and businesses.”  DCA operates a host of state and federal grant programs; serves as the state’s lead agency in housing finance and development; promulgates building codes to be adopted by local governments; provides comprehensive planning, technical and research assistance to local governments; and serves as the lead agency for the state’s solid waste reduction efforts.  For more information, please visit the DCA website at http://www.dca.ga.gov.

CONTACT: Kimberly King, DCA, (404) 679-0615

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