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Albany city leaders transfer weatherization program

Shelena Hawkins, Department of Community and Economic Development Director Shelena Hawkins, Department of Community and Economic Development Director
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany is turning over money to a South Georgia organization to help low-income residents save on utility bills.

The city no longer wants to pay for an employee to oversee a weatherization program.

Commissioners voted to transfer an $80,000 grant to the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council.

"We did have a staff that was over that program who is no longer with the city of Albany,” said Shelena Hawkins, Department of Community and Economic Development Director. “Because they are a capable partner of ours it made more sense because they are already servicing the surrounding area why not allow them to also expand their services to include the Albany area."

The Southwest Georgia Community Action Council provides weatherization services to people in 16 counties.

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