Mayor Walsh Breaks Ground on O’Connor Way Senior Affordable Housing Development in South Boston

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), and the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) today celebrated the groundbreaking of the O'Connor Way Senior Housing Development. Caritas Communities and the South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation will co-develop 46 one-bedroom units of affordable housing for adults age 62 and older on donated Boston Housing Authority land.

Rep. Loudermilk Introduces Bill to Provide Regulatory Relief to Charities and Non-Profits

Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) today issued the following statement after introducing H.R. 5953, the Building Up Independent Lives and Dreams (BUILD) Act. “Community banks and credit unions are not the only ones feeling the regulatory burden brought on by the Dodd-Frank Act; some charities and non-profits are affected too. For example

Scott Urges HUD Secretary to Stand Up and Fight for CDBG Program

Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) urged U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to stand up and fight to protect the CDBG program from elimination during the full House Financial Services Committee Hearing. Click here to watch video of Congressman Scott’s exchange with Secretary Carson.


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.

House Approves Border Wall Construction, Critical Support for the First District in Funding Bill

Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) voted in support of the Make America Secure Appropriations Act today to fund national security and First District priorities for fiscal year 2018. This legislation includes critical funding for the First District of Georgia including $50.06 million


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.

Deal nominates Georgia Real Estate Commissioner

This week Gov. Nathan Deal nominated Lynn Dempsey as Commissioner of the Georgia Real Estate Commission following the retirement of William L. Rogers Jr. The nomination was approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission and is effective immediately.
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Crescent Communities Starts Construction on Apartment Community in Atlanta’s Perimeter

Crescent Communities, has secured financing for an upscale for-rent multifamily community now under way in Atlanta’s booming Perimeter neighborhood. The community, Crescent Perimeter, will consist of 320 apartments units ranging from one to three bedrooms. Situated at 5755 Glenridge Road in Sandy Springs, Georgia, the contemporary community will be four and five stories surrounding a parking deck within the 26-acre Lakeside office park just north of I-285.

Rep. Loudermilk Bill to Preserve Historical Property at Kennesaw Mountain Passes House

Rep. Loudermilk (R-GA) reintroduced a bill that passed the House today to preserve a historic piece of property at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. “Our nation has long recognized the importance of preserving historic sites, especially those battlefields where Americans fought and died for freedom

Allen Statement on Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act

Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement on S. 612, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act: “This legislation fails to address the needs and concerns of my district back home in Georgia-12, specifically relating to the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam.

Six Georgia Communities Selected for State Housing Program

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.

JLL Completes Phase 1 of University System of Georgia Student Housing Privatization Project

Following JLL’s role as real estate and development advisor on the highly successful closing of the first ever, nine campus, $548 million student housing privatization in 2015, JLL was also hired as the Program Manager to represent the Board of Regents on four campuses with new student housing development included as part of the P3. The projects listed below were all completed on schedule July 15, 2016 and are now fully occupied


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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