Atlanta, GA – Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Mike Beatty was recently notified that the state agency had been awarded $887,004 to support foreclosure prevention counseling efforts.
“DCA appreciates the responsive actions of President Bush, our Congressional delegation and other stakeholders to help organizations help homeowners at risk of losing their homes. The much-needed funding boost will enable DCA to provide the foreclosure counseling services homeowners need. We look forward to working with our housing counselor partners statewide to educate Georgia homeowners about their options during these challenging times,” said Commissioner Beatty.
Year End Legislative Efforts Are Well-Timed To Help Georgia Families
The grant to support DCA’s foreclosure counseling intervention efforts was provided by funds from the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program. Approved by Congress in the FY08 Consolidated Appropriations Bill, the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program is being administered through a competitive application process by NeighborWorks® America, within guidelines defined by Congressional legislation.
Information For Georgia Families – A Call Or Click Away
DCA will announce further details about administration of the counseling grant within 30 days.
In the interim, Georgia homeowners may access an up-to-date listing and contact information for DCA’s Housing Counseling partners at www.dcaloans.com. Homeowners may also contact HUD’s Referral Line for a listing of housing counselors in their local area at 800-569-4827 (or TDD at 800-877-8339).
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 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 about DCA, please visit https://owa.dca.state.ga.us/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.dca.state.ga.us/.