Over the past couple years the City of Perry and Perry Housing Team with the support of Mayor and Council have secured significant housing grants through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for neighborhood revitalization activities. A detailed, long-range plan was developed to improve the Sand Hill neighborhood and address housing issues. The Oldfield neighborhood is the next target area. Once completed, approximately sixty (60) homes will have been rehabilitated, reconstructed, or removed.
We are happy to announce we just completed the first phase of the long-range housing plan! In 2016, the City of Perry was awarded a $500,000 CDBG grant for Perry’s Sand Hill neighborhood to rehabilitate and reconstruct ten homes on Elaine St. These ten homes went through major transformation and are now safe and suitable places to live. A difference has been made in these residents’ lives and their living situations. It is all due to these revitalization activities made possible by the City of Perry, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), and direction from Mayor and Council.
After securing another CDBG grant in 2017, more houses will go through the same improvement process over the next year in the Sand Hill neighborhood. Mayor and Council want to continue to ensure Perry residents have safe and adequate housing. These types of improvements are very important to their overall goal to keep Perry a desirable place to live and work.