Perry Receives Over $1 Million for Housing Improvements

November 13, 2020

The City of Perry received over one million dollars from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to address housing issues in the Perry community. Georgia DCA Commissioner Christopher Nunn presented two checks for a combined total of $1,048,651 in federal community development assistance. The funding was distributed through the Georgia Community Block Grant (CDBG) and the Community Home Investment Program (CHIP) state programs. Perry received $748,561 through the CDBG program which supports projects that create jobs and assist citizens with low and moderate incomes. The grant benefits neighborhood revitalization and water and sewer improvements. $300,000 was also awarded to Perry through the CHIP program. The funds assist in the efforts of local governments, nonprofit organizations, and public housing authorities with providing safe and affordable housing within Georgia communities. The City will utilize the grants to improve housing conditions in the Creekwood neighborhood area.

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Perry Recognized for Comprehensive Planning

November 13, 2020

The City of Perry renewed their statewide distinction in the Georgia Department of Community Affairs PlanFirst program. The City was first awarded this designation in 2017. The program recognizes the excellence in comprehensive planning and rewards communities that clearly demonstrate an established pattern of successfully implementing their Local Comprehensive Plan. Mayor Walker commented, “it is absolutely critical to plan. We started out around eight years ago with a very intensive strategic plan. This plan is very important to ensure funds are utilized correctly.” Communities who apply for the program are required to address four primary program criteria focused on having a proven record of plan implementation and success: goals, leadership, community participation, and implementation. The designation is for three years and enables a PlanFirst community to take advantage of various incentives that include public recognition, eligibility for specific grant opportunities, and certain reduced interest loans.

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City of Perry Awarded $748,561 For Housing Improvements

September 11, 2020

The City of Perry will receive $748,561 through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The program is administered through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The CDBG program funds community projects that assist citizens with low and moderate incomes. The program supports neighborhood revitalization through housing improvements and infrastructure projects such as water/sewer improvements. The City will utilize this grant to improve housing conditions in the Creekwood neighborhood area. The grant will fund improvements to thirteen substandard houses which have already been identified. This project is the second of two phases planned in the Creekwood area. The first phase is underway with over $996,000 being used to improve housing conditions and stormwater deficiencies. Both phases are funded through the CDBG program. A public hearing will be held later this year to discuss details of the grant.

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Community Development Building Ribbon Cutting

November 7, 2019

We’re ready to cut the ribbon on our new Community Development building and we want you to be part of it! Join us on Friday, November 22 for our ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:00 a.m. at 741 Main Street. Can’t make it at 11? No problem! Feel free to drop by during the day and see the awesome work happening in the Community Development department. We’re always planning a great community #wheregeorgiacomestogether.

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City of Perry Receives Over One Million Dollars in Grants

November 6, 2019

The City of Perry received over one million dollars in grant money during the Georgia Department of Community Affairs conference in October. Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Christopher Nunn presented two checks to Councilman Willie King during the conference.  Community Development Director Bryan Wood and Assistant City Manager Robert Smith were also in attendance. The $300,000 Community Home Investment Program (CHIP) Grant will be used to improve five homes in the Sandhill community which will complete the housing improvements in the neighborhood. The $996,350 Community Development Block Grant is marked to be used for street and storm drainage improvements along with housing rehabilitation in the Creekwood area.  This project will benefit 124 citizens specifically along Riley Street, Gordy Street, Stanley Street, and Baird Drive. The City of Perry Community Development office is located at 741 Main Street in Perry. Quality of life is what we do #wheregeorgiacomestogether.

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Community Development has a new home!

October 17, 2019

Community Development has a new home!  Visit them at 741 Main Street, Downtown Perry. Learn more about Community Development at

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Perry’s Wayfinding Initiative

April 24, 2015

The City of Perry is working on a wayfinding initiative that will help the community to develop and implement a signage system that is effective and efficient. Led by a Wayfinding Committee, the system that is ultimately developed will help direct people into town and, once in town, will help them find areas of interest. These areas of interest will range from public buildings and parks to historical and commercial sites. With assistance from the Middle Georgia Regional Commission we have completed an inventory of our existing signage (please follow link below to view). This inventory will help to identify needs and priorities and set the groundwork for the new system. If you have any questions or would like to participate in the wayfinding initiative please contact Mr. Robert Smith, Economic Development Director, at (478) 988-2757.

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