Housing & Development

Housing & Development

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.

Deal: Home Chef to create more than 1,200 jobs in DeKalb County

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Home Chef, a meal kit delivery service, will create more than 1,200 jobs and invest $3.35 million in a new DeKalb County facility by 2020. “Home Chef is among the many innovative companies using Georgia’s high-performing transportation infrastructure to grow their distribution network,” said Deal. “By establishing this new facility and utilizing the state’s skilled workforce, Home Chef will be able to reach more of the Southeastern market and meet the needs of a growing customer base.

City of Atlanta Awarded $2.4 Million Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health...

The City of Atlanta announced today that the Atlanta Homeless Continuum of Care was awarded a three-year, $2.4 million Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Center for Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Notice of Funding Availability

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will release a grant application on September 1, 2016, for approximately $3 million in new Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) grants. The Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) uses a portion of  DCA's HOME funds to assist local governments, nonprofit organizations, and public housing authorities to address the needs of affordable housing development in their communities.

HUD CHARGES GEORGIA LANDLORDS WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it is charging a Georgia couple with housing discrimination for refusing to rent an apartment they owned to a single mother and her son.  HUD’s investigation alleges landlords James and Ella Collier denied one woman’s application because she had a 14-year-old son and that they had a “NO CHILDREN” stipulation in multiple lease agreements with other tenants.

The First Live-Create-Play Community – Pinewood Forrest – Rising on Atlanta’s Southside

Plans were announced today for Pinewood Forrest, an innovative mixed-use community located in Fayetteville, Georgia. Envisioned as a community themed and centered around storytellers, the creative and the-creative-at-heart, Pinewood Forrest will go beyond traditional live-work-play plans to become Atlanta’s first Live-Create-Play community. Rising adjacent to Pinewood Atlanta Studios, Pinewood Forrest is designed to inspire and celebrate creativity, and to help people live their best lives.

Mayor Kasim Reed and Invest Atlanta Announce New Affordable Housing Policy

Mayor Kasim Reed and Invest Atlanta today announced a new omnibus Workforce Housing Policy to increase the availability of affordable housing in the City of Atlanta. The policy enhances existing economic incentives for new multifamily real estate to increase the number of housing units available to tenants at specified income levels

USGBC Announces New Director in Georgia

USGBC announced the appointment of Shelby Busó as the director of USGBC Georgia. In this role, Busó will work to advance USGBC’s mission to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated through localized engagement and outreach throughout the state.

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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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Georgia Real Estate Investor Sentenced to 16 Months in Prison for...

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.