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By Robin Jedlicka - bio | email

January 20, 2009

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

History was made in Valdosta today as the city's housing authority helped three families in public housing become owners of their very own homes.

The housing authority announced the sale of the first three homes under the city's new home-ownership program.

This is the first time public housing residents in Valdosta have come to own the houses they were staying in.  The residents went to great lengths to achieve this transition.

Mark Stalvey, Executive Director of the Valdosta Housing Authority says, "I think it's important to recognize not only the hard work that's been done by the housing authority and the city, but the hard work that's been done by the residents themselves to get ready to be home owners--going through training, credit classes, home-buying classes. Everything that they have to do to prepare to be home buyers, they've done."

The Valdosta housing authority was given 50 homes by the HUD Program in the 1970's.  They hope all 50 will eventually be bought by their residents.

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