Augusta, Aiken to receive housing dollars

Augusta will receive more than $4.1 million in federal funds for community development and to help build more affordable housing.


Of the money, $2.26 million will be in the form of Community Development Block Grants. The program distributes funds to communities based on factors like population, poverty and extent of overcrowded housing.

$1.38 million will be spent as part of the HOME program, designed to create affordable housing for low-income households.

Nearly $100,000, from the Emergency Shelter Grants program, will focus on providing the homeless with basic shelter and supportive services.

Aiken will also be receiving nearly $217,000 intended for the Community Development Block Grants program.

Over $3 million will go to the Columbus-Muscogee area and $2.4 million is slated for the Athens-Clarke region. Albany will get more than $1.8 million.

Brunswick, Dalton, Valdosta and Warner Robins will get more than $1.9 million total.



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