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Hall County earns grant to boost housing

POSTED: August 25, 2008 5:00 a.m.

Hall County has received a federal grant for close to $500,000 to continue revitalizing and building affordable housing.

A project is under way to improve Black, Cooley and Jordan drives, and the new funding could help the initiative.

Last week, Georgia was awarded nearly $36 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the state’s Community Development Block Grant Program and Community HOME Investment Program, according to a report from Hall County.

Hall County recently was recognized for its restoration of the Black and Cooley drives area with the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing Award, presented by the Department of Community Affairs.

Commissioner Deborah Mack, who has been instrumental in the housing initiative, said she was very excited to learn of the additional funding.

"Housing is a program that I’ve really been interested in. I would like for everyone that would like to be a homeowner be afforded the opportunity." Mack said. "I’m glad to know there is more money coming in that will help people ... achieve the American dream."



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