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City Commissioners get behind neighborhood revitalization plan

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Dan McCarthy, AHA Executive Director, stands before city commissioners during Tuesday's Meeting Dan McCarthy, AHA Executive Director, stands before city commissioners during Tuesday's Meeting
City Commissioners during Tuesday's meeting City Commissioners during Tuesday's meeting
Dan McCarthy, AHA Executive Director Dan McCarthy, AHA Executive Director
Illustration of "The Oaks at North Intown" plans Illustration of "The Oaks at North Intown" plans
Neighborhood planned for revitalization Neighborhood planned for revitalization
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany Housing Authority plan to revitalize a central Albany neighborhood gets a stamp of approval from city leaders.

Commissioners approved a resolution of support for the plan to transform McIntosh Homes into a thriving mixed income community called "The Oaks at North Intown".

The A.H.A. Executive director said the city's support could help the housing authority attain up to $30 Million from the Department Housing and Urban Development for the project.

It could be a year before HUD decides whether to award any money for the 5-to-7 year project.

"To know going in that they're behind the project just means so much. And it's critical for the funding side, because from the federal level if the local community...the local government is not supportive of the project, then it has no chance at all for success," said Dan McCarthy, AHA Executive Director.

McCarthy said part of the plan is underway with the demolition of the blue houses. He also said the A.H.A. will begin accepting applications from developers sometime in July.

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