Success Stories

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 a pilot project we are undertaking jointly with local public housing authorities (PHAs) to help them improve their ability to address residents’ health through better quality housing and...
Beasley Forest Products: CDBG Grant Helps Hazlehurst Employer Rebuild
Often, the little things can make a big difference. Hazlehurst, Georgia, population 4,226, is the county seat of Jeff Davis County and for many a pit stop along U.S. Highway 341 to the Golden Isles. And it’s also home to Beasley Forest Products – a 40-year-old, family-owned Georgia business that processes hardwood timber into products such as railroad ties, flooring materials, and lumber for pallets and construction. Driving by, you might notice the unmistakable aroma of a southern sawmill, but you probably would not guess that the mill is the largest production...

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