A real estate investor was sentenced to serve 16 months in jail for his role in a bid rigging conspiracy and bank fraud scheme involving public foreclosure auctions in Georgia, the Department of Justice announced yesterday.
U.S. Housing and Urban Development today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Georgia and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to Hurricane Irma.
Administrative manager made over $35,000 in personal charges on Covington Housing Authority credit card
Erica D. Morris has been charged with making more than $35,000 in personal purchases on a merchant credit card that the Covington Housing Authority issued her for work-related purchases.
EPA Awards Research Grant to Georgia Environmental Protection Division for Water Quality Monitoring Project
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) will receive funding for the “Low-Cost Sensors for Real-Time Continuous Water Quality Monitoring” project. Nationally, funding was given to research projects addressing priority environmental and human health problems in 14 states through partnerships between EPA’s research office, regional offices, and states.
Throughout my career in Congress I have maintained a reputation for working across the aisle to craft and enact sensible policies and sensible budgets on a bipartisan basis. My only litmus test has been whether a particular bill, budget, resolution, or other action will improve the lives of the hard working people of the Second Congressional District of Georgia. This principle has guided my actions since I was elected to Congress 24 years ago.
This op ed by Congressman Collins (R-Ga.) first appeared in RealClear Policy on April 14, 2017. Reason tells us that government poses no threat to law-abiding citizens—that local and federal authorities are primarily necessary to protect society from mischief makers.
Six Georgia communities have been newly selected to receive assistance with their housing needs through the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH), a public-private initiative that helps communities strategically grow their economies through housing-related solutions. Bartow County and the Cities of Commerce, Dublin, Fairburn, Warrenton and Union City will begin the three-year program in February.
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announced today it will award $20.5 million federal housing tax credits to construct or rehabilitate 25 affordable rental housing properties located throughout the state. The developments include affordable housing for working families, housing for Georgia seniors and housing for persons with disabilities, and were selected from 79 applications in the annual competition
Carter has led the charge for assistance at the complex in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. After weeks of receiving inaccurate or incomplete information from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Carter today urged HUD Secretary Julian Castro to visit and intercede immediately on behalf of the tenants of the Westlake Apartments
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families has announced over $3 billion in funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP aids low-income families and individuals with bill payments, energy crises, energy efficiency improvements, and energy-related home repairs.
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is co-sponsoring a competition to foster creative solutions to today’s housing needs. Organized in conjunction with Georgia ACT and Enterprise Community Partners, and sponsored by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation, the Preservation Challenge is an idea competition to generate innovative, implementable proposals that will help preserve affordable housing in the Atlanta region and throughout Georgia’s urban centers
Reps. David Scott (D-GA), a senior member of the Financial Services Committee; John Lewis (D-GA), a senior member of the House Ways & Means Committee; John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Ranking Member on the Judiciary Committee; and Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member on the Financial Services Committee, urged the Federal Reserve to conduct an inclusive, transparent search for the next President of the Reserve Bank of Atlanta, one that engages candidates from many diverse backgrounds.
Albany, Douglasville, Perry, Porterdale and Rincon “Graduate” from Georgia Initiative for Community Housing Program
Local leaders from the cities of Albany, Douglasville, Perry, Porterdale and Rincon were recognized for their communities’ completion of the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) program at the annual retreat held September 20-22 in Gainesville.
Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) today issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Water Resources Development Act (H.R. 5303), bipartisan legislation that authorizes federal partnerships for developing and maintaining the nation’s waterway infrastructure, such as the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project
The City of Atlanta announced today that it has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Communities Alliance (BCA), a collaborative effort among local governments, philanthropies, nonprofit organizations and leading private companies to accelerate local clean energy progress and leadership across the country.