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On August 28, Gov. Nathan Deal unveiled a memorial statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a ceremony on the grounds of the State Capitol. “Dr. King believed that individuals have a duty to serve others and make a contribution to their communities,” said State Sen. Emanuel Jones, Chairman of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Advisory Council. “Physical memorials ensure his legacy lives on and...
Walton Oaks, Augusta
At the Department of Community Affairs, we are focused on creating “communities with opportunities” – thinking out of the box about how to build not just brick and mortar housing, but neighborhoods that connect residents with access to excellent transportation, services, schools, and jobs and provide amazing amenities. Our goal is to find partners who are equally as passionate, then provide the...
Myrtle Terraces, Gainesville
In January of 2015, just within half a mile from the #1 ranked medical center in Georgia, the Beverly J. Searles Foundation, Inc. (“BJS”), a not-for-profit owner of senior living communities, opened Myrtle Terraces at New Holland in Gainesville, Georgia. Myrtle Terraces is a home for individuals aged 55 years or older. The independent lifestyle and amenities that Myrtle Terraces offers to its...
King's Hawaiian: Prime Example of Program Collaboration
Using Funding from REBA, EDGE, and the CDBG Employment Incentive Program (EIP)/Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), DCA joins with Gainesville/Hall County Development Authority to Create Jobs Next time you bite into a King’s Hawaiian Sweet roll, the odds are that it was made in Oakwood, Georgia. King’s Hawaiian Bakery is a family-owned, bread manufacturing company that is best known for its...
In collaboration with the Appalachian Regional Commission, DCA awarded $ 300,000 to Hall County to assist with the purchase of approximately 100 acres of land surrounding the historic Healan’s Mill. ARC’s investment will be matched with $ 305,000 in local funds – Hall County and a local non-profit, Friends of Healan’s Mill - in addition to funds the county has already invested to stabilize the...
Georgia receives grant for "Healthy Families" project
This innovative project aims to embed service strategies that bridge the link between health and housing; ultimately, the goal is to develop a model that may be used by other states to build and promote healthy communities. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), in partnership with Southface and the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC), was awarded $391,962 by The Kresge Foundation for...

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