Albany -- Albany receives $70,000 to help the homeless. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs awarded the city $50,000 to operate the emergency housing shelter for families at the corner of South Davis Street and Highland Avenue.
The city also received $20,000 for Homeless prevention. That money will be used for legal services, and to help people pay their rent, mortgages and utilities in order to keep their homes.
"This is a true prevention. It can be only one time, that you can receive it and you have to be at imminent risk of homelessness," said Jennifer Clark of Community Development.
The emergency shelter is only available to families for 60-90 days. The award is a $15,000 increase over last year.