Fri., July 24, 2009 8:35am (EDT)

HUD To Funnel $9 M to Georgia Communities
By Associated Press
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
HUD money will go to help boost housing development around the state. (photo courtesy Mike Hipp, flickr)
HUD money will go to help boost housing development around the state. (photo courtesy Mike Hipp, flickr)
$9.1 million in federal money is on the way to Georgia for community development and to give a boost to efforts to build affordable housing.

More than $3-million is earmarked for the Columbus-Muskogee area ; almost $2.5 million will go to the Athens-Clarke Co region, and Albany is getting $1.8 million dollars for development. Other communities getting money include Brunswick, Dalton, Valdosta and Warner Robins.

The money comes from a program through the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Communities receiving money are determined by factors like population, poverty, and the extent of overcrowded housing.