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Meetings set to discuss housing issues in Valdosta

Semantha Matthews Semantha Matthews

Representatives from neighborhoods throughout Valdosta were getting ready Thursday to discuss neighborhood housing issues in the city.

The first meeting was scheduled to take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at Morning Star Baptist Church located at 1051 Howell Rd.

Representatives from 17 designated revitalization areas in Valdosta were expected to talk about how they would like to see the roughly $500,000 the city gets annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development spent in their neighborhoods.

"This year is particularly important because this is a five year action plan. It'll designate or assign that money to certain things for the next five years and we will have to abide by that," said Valdosta City's Public Information Officer Semantha Matthews.

The final two meetings were scheduled to take place Saturday, March 7th. The first of the two meetings was scheduled to take place from 1-2:30 p.m. at River Street Church of Christ located at 619 River St. and the second was scheduled to take place from 4-5:30 p.m. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church located at 505 E. Force St.

All of the meetings are open to the public. Citizens can also fill out an online survey here.

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