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July 25, 2005

Valdosta - A South Georgia city is getting big bucks for housing improvements.

The city of Valdosta was awarded $680,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It's part of a community block grant that will provide for all sorts of housing rehabilitation projects and home ownership assistance.

"Increasing the rates of home ownership is key to the revitalization of our neighborhoods so its a win-win on both sides," said Mara Register, Community Development Director.

City leaders say the grant is another step toward their goal of eliminating all substandard housing by the year 2020.

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