GICH Community

Six Georgia Communities Selected for State Housing Program

Housing-related changes have been implemented by 60 GICH communities

ATLANTA (December 5, 2016)– Six Georgia communities 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 through housing-related solutions.  Bartow County and the Cities of Commerce, Dublin, Fairburn, Warrenton and Union City will begin the three-year program in February. 

Through training and technical instruction delivered during a series of conferences, community housing teams design and implement strategies to enhance their economies as well as the quality of life for their citizens. During these sessions, each team will work with and receive continuous feedback from a facilitator or housing professional, as well as engage in cross-community collaboration. 

“GICH has helped a range of communities – urban, municipal and rural – create and launch locally-based plans to meet their housing and neighborhood revitalization needs. It’s exciting to see these teams collaborate across their communities and develop creative solutions,” said DCA Commissioner Camila Knowles. “These efforts form the foundation to build and sustain long-term housing and community development.”

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The City's GICH Presentation is available here