Grant money will provide housing for Augusta homeless families

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Eight new transitional houses for homeless families will be opened in Augusta this year thanks to a U.S. Housing and Urban Development grant.

Action Ministries, a Georgia-based non-profit that operates in Augusta, Atlanta, Athens, Gainesville and Rome, received nearly $385,000. About $309,000 of the total will be spent in Richmond County, according to Rick Herring, executive director of Action Ministries Augusta, formerly Augusta Urban Ministries. The remainder will be spent on five other homes in rural counties across the state.

The grant is part of nearly $201 million awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to support 731 local homeless programs across the country.

The new transitional housing in Augusta is expected to open this summer.

Learn more about Action Ministries Augusta at

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dichotomy 03/22/12 - 03:04 pm
Oh good. Another $201 million

Oh good. Another $201 million redistributed. Wonder how long I had to work to pay my share of that before they gave it to a non-government, non-accountable, unsupervised entity.

You know, used to be that charities had to ask people for donations and usually they had to actually be known for doing something worthwhile before people would donate. Now, the government steals my money and then they pass it out to whoever THEY want to have it. Any Tom, Dick, and Harry can file to be a charity and get on the list for government grants. I may or may not agree with who the government is giving MY money to, or what they are doing with it, but I don't have one bit of say in the matter. It don't seem quite right does it?

raul 03/22/12 - 05:02 pm
wealth redistribution? It's

wealth redistribution? It's an Obama thing, you wouldn't understand.

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