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Posted on: October 24, 2017

City of Norcross Selected for State Housing Program

The City of Norcross was one of five Georgia communities that have been newly selected to receive assistance with their housing needs through the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH), a public-private initiative that helps communities strategically grow their economies and enhance the quality of life through housing-related solutions. The collaborative of Troup County/Hogansville/LaGrange/West Point and the Cities of Byron, Cochran, McRae-Helena, and Norcross will begin the three-year program in February 2018. The communities were recently recognized at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) annual fall conference in Savannah.

Specifically for Norcross, a team of over 20 housing subject matter experts and stakeholders with organizations serving the Norcross area have been selected to work on the City's housing issues.  The team will have shared leadership, coordinated by Chris Moder (City of Norcross Economic Development Director) and Lejla Slowinski (Gwinnett Housing Corporation Executive Director). Among the housing issues anticipated to be addressed are: affordability; quality / aging housing inventory; low rates of home-ownership; absentee landlords; and others. This is a three-year initiative, with opportunities for communities that have previously participated to continue to receive assistance in identifying funding and other resources to implement housing programs focused on the unique needs of individual communities.

For more information on the grant, please click here or see the attached press release from the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. 

Georgia Initiative for Community Housing PR
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