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Grant to help city eliminate substandard housing

August 13, 2007

Valdosta - Valdosta receives half a million dollars from the state to help improve homes in the city.

The money will go toward the rehabilitation and reconstruction of low to moderate income homes in the area.

Renovating these homes will help bring city leaders closer to their goal of eliminating substandard housing in the city by the year 2020.  "We have 700 homes that we've already been able to address and every year some more homes come on line, but we are trying to trim that down so that zero homes come online as substandard," says Valdosta Mayor John Fretti.

The money will also provide down payment assistance for 16 families seeking first-time home ownership in the city.

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