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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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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