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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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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Affordable Housing Action Plan Implementation

April 23, 2017

Affordable housing is housing deemed affordable to those with a median household income as rated by country, State (province), region or municipality by a recognized Housing Affordability Index.

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Perry Housing Week set for September 11-17!

August 17, 2016

Perry Housing Week September 11-17, 2016 Please make plans to join the Perry Housing Team and the Sand Hill neighborhood in celebrating fair, affordable, and quality housing here in Perry with the first ever Perry Housing Week! Kicking off the week will be a coming together of neighborhood residents and local/state officials to celebrate Housing Week and “kick off” the CHIP activities. Later in the week we will be meeting our friends in Sand Hill with door-to-door outreach providing housing resources and information and promoting the  neighborhood cleanup and cookout. Wrapping up Perry Housing Week will be a neighborhood clean up and cookout that Saturday morning! All are welcome! All events will take place at Willie Teonate Williams Park, 909 Jeanne Street, Perry, GA Schedule of Events: Event Date Time Kickoff Celebration and CHIP Grant   Recognition Monday, September 12 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Neighborhood Outreach and Resource     Education Thursday, September 15 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Neighborhood Cleanup and Cookout Saturday, September 17 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Mr. Robert Smith, Perry Housing Team Leader, at (478) 988-2757 or via email at Download the Perry Housing Week flyer here: Housing Week Flyer

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Perry Awarded CHIP Grant!

June 1, 2016

The City of Perry was awarded $306,000 through the Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for housing rehabilitation activities in Perry’s Sand Hill neighborhood! In an effort led by the City of Perry Housing Team the City prepared and submitted, with the assistance of Grant Specialists of Georgia, Inc., an application for funding in December 2015 that centered on rehabilitating owner-occupied homes in Sand Hill, a target neighborhood for ongoing Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) activities overseen by the Perry Housing Team. Sand Hill is an historic mill neighborhood with approximately 190 homes just South of Downtown Perry, many of them substandard or dilapidated. This grant will work in conjunction with a number of ongoing efforts in the neighborhood geared towards bettering the homes and lives of Sand Hill residents. Moving forward, funds should be available for use by August or September of this year and grant funded rehabilitation projects will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. The City will be accepting requests and compiling a list of possible projects beginning in July. In order to be eligible homes must be owner-occupied and the owners must meet specific income requirements. If you live in Sand Hill and are interested in working with the Perry Housing Team on a rehabilitation project for your home please contact Mrs. Christine Sewell with the City of Perry Department of Community Development at (478) 988-2720. Official release from DCA: DCA CHIP Award Announcement Perry Housing Team information: Perry Housing Team For more information regarding the grant program or the Perry Housing Team please contact Mr. Robert Smith, Perry Housing Team Leader, at (478) 988-2757 or via email at  

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