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Department of Community and Economic Development earns honor

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany's Department of Community and Economic Development has earned a 2014 National Community Development Association Award.

The award recognizes successful use of the Community Development Block Grant Program.

The department spent $800,000 on community improvements through that program last year.  They're getting $300,000 dollars less this year.

"This is much needed money is this area," said housing coordinator Betty Jean Jackson Burton. "Albany is one of the highest poverty level comm unties and we need the funding to increase rather than decrease."

This is the fourth consecutive year the department has won the award.

 

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