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Valdosta gets largest single housing grant in its history

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –Valdosta is awarded the largest single housing grant in the city's history.

The city is receiving $800,000 from the Federal Home Loan Bank through the affordable housing program.

The city says the money will be used to complete repairs to a minimum of 48 owner occupied homes in three of the qualified neighborhoods.

"Not only is the homeowner getting a benefit out of the program, the neighbhorhood gets a benefit out of the program, then our local general contractors and subcontractor are having a wonderful opportunity to do business with the city that we normally would not be able to do financially," said Mara Register whose the assistant to the city manager.

The grant will pay to continue that work in the Westside neighborood and expand it to the Tom Town and Pinevale neighborhoods.


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