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June 3, 2003

Albany - Good news for charities that receive money from the city of Albany. City commissioners agreed to give $136,000 in Community Block Grants to various nonprofit agencies. A tight budget forced commissioners to split $216,000 between the fair housing program, the emergency housing program, or the charities.

"I'm very grateful that our commissioners saw the need to continue much needed public service programs," said Linda Humphries, United Way. "These programs make our community a better place."

The decision to continue the public service grants doesn't come without a cost. The fair housing program will no longer receive Community Block Grant money. But, commissioners agreed to give any extra money left over from last year's budget to fair housing. So far they've found about $40,000 for the program.

Posted at 4:38PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com