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Carter Demands Immediate Action at Westlake Apartments

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

HHS ANNOUNCES OVER $3 BILLION IN FUNDING FOR ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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.

DCA to co-sponsor Atlanta Affordable Housing Preservation Challenge

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
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Pinewood Forrest Announces Several Key Partnerships; Hay Creek Hotels Signs On to Open First...

Pinewood Forrest, an innovative mixed-use community located in Fayetteville, Georgia, today announced several milestones as part of its newly established Pinewood Progress update series. One highlight centers on Hay Creek Hotel’s decision to open its first metro Atlanta boutique hotel at the development

Pinewood Forrest Hires Top Entertainment Executive as President

Pinewood Forrest, an innovative mixed-use community located in Fayetteville, Georgia, today announced international expert Rob Parker as its new President. In his newly created role as president of Pinewood Forrest, Parker will oversee strategy, planning, financial management, development and ongoing operation of the groundbreaking Live-Create-Play community adjacent to Pinewood Atlanta Studios

Hurricane Matthew recovery update

Gov. Nathan Deal and members of the Emergency Operations Command today outlined Hurricane Matthew's impact on Georgia's coastal areas and the state's recovery response efforts. "Hurricane Matthew hit Georgia as a Category 2 hurricane last night, swamping coastal areas with high winds, heavy rain and flooding," Deal said.

Scott, Lewis, Conyers and Waters Urge Inclusive Search for New Atlanta Fed President

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 Supports Georgia’s Waterways, Savannah Harbor Expansion Project

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

City of Atlanta Joins U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Communities Alliance to Further Energy...

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.

The Atlanta REALTORS® Releases August 2016 Statistics on Housing Market

The Atlanta REALTORS® (ARA), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its August 2016 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metro-Atlanta.  The Market Brief, compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS), provides the only regionally focused synopsis of monthly sales and home prices for single family residential properties.

CONGRESSMAN SANFORD BISHOP ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANTS

Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is pleased to announce that 16 communities within the 2nd Congressional District of Georgia have been awarded a total of nearly $8,000,000 in Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) grants. The CDBG grants were awarded by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal using funding provided by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grants will be used to repair infrastructure and revitalize neighborhoods
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WPM Commercial acquires and markets prime industrial site in Northwest Georgia | Site entitled...

WPM Commercial, an Atlanta-based investor and developer, said today it is marketing for sale a 220-acre tract entitled for up to 3,500,000 square feet of distribution and manufacturing space in Adairsville, Georgia.

Governor Deal announces $37.7 million in community development awards to 74 Georgia communities

Governor Nathan Deal has announced that 74 Georgia communities will receive a total of $37.7 million in assistance to grow their local economies. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the funding to Georgia’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which is administered by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA)

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA SOUTHEAST RECIEVES $1,000,000 GRANT FROM U.S DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to share that the U.S Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) has awarded the Volunteers of America Southeast (VOASE) a $1,000,000 grant to provide and facilitate stable housing for veterans and their families facing the specter of homelessness.

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Mayor Kasim Reed Advances $380 Million in New Transportation Infrastructure Spending...

Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that the Atlanta City Council has voted 13 to 1 to approve a measure to put a special local option sales tax (TSPLOST) referendum on the November ballot to fund transportation related infrastructure projects throughout the City of Atlanta. The ballot referendum will ask Atlanta voters to authorize a 0.4 percent sales tax increase for a five-year period. The TSPLOST is projected to generate approximately $260 million, which will be leveraged to generate additional matching funds.

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Atlanta REALTORS® Releases June 2018 Statistics on Housing Market

Atlanta REALTORS® (ARA), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its June 2018 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metropolitan Atlanta.