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School system to use newly awarded $1 million in grants to boost technology

...roughly $1.2 million.Funding for the grant was provided by the Georgia Department of Education and the Department of Community Affairs. The Office of Student Achievement will oversee its release.The grant is divided into three tiers, with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-10-27/school-system-use-newly-a
Veteran housing project Freedom's Path files for funding again

...project.The Augusta nonprofit Hope House and Florida-based developer Don Paxton have asked the Georgia Department of Community Affairs to award them $790,000 in low-income housing tax credits in November, when the agency decides which...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-08/veteran-housing-project-free
Companies receive incentives, fail to deliver jobs

...folded or have laid off workers in other parts of the state.Brian Willamson, the deputy commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs told the newspaper that accountability requirements have improved over the years. His department administers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-30/companies-receive-incentives-
Lawsuit keeps veteran housing project alive

...discriminatory acts, Freedom's Path lead developer, Affordable Housing Solutions (AHS), sued the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and the state Housing and Finance Authority in October for blocking federal funding for 98 veteran...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-08/lawsuit-keeps-veteran-housing
South Ga. health department reopens after mold problem

...choice but to reoccupy the building because otherwise it would have been required to pay a $600,000 Georgia Department of Community Affairs grant that helped fund the building. Under the grant agreement, the facility must be operated as a health...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-01-02/south-ga-health-department-r
Reporting lags in Ga.'s hotel-motel tax program

...data compiled by the Department of Community Affairs, the agency charged...spokeswoman for the Department of Community Affairs. "We are not a compliance...in compliance to the Department of Community Affairs, which would be responsible...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-22/reporting-lags-gas-hotel-mote
Agencies disagree on Augusta's homeless numbers

...charitable organizations or government programs.Survey produces varied opinionsIn January, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs distributed 1,800 copies of an expanded housing status survey to 24 service agencies in Augusta.While...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-09-07/agencies-disagree-augustas-ho
Georgia urges schools to get carbon monoxide detectors

...even have the boiler," said Matt Cardoza, a spokesman for the agency.Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has asked Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Mike Beatty to explore whether the state needs to write regulations for local school districts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2012-12-07/georgia-urges-schools-get
Study sought on Civil War prison site

...the site and two separate owners the rest.Barry Brown, a historical tourism specialist for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, said being fully undeveloped, the grounds are in the best possible condition for a study.Tommy Lowmon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-02-03/study-sought-civil-war-prison-site
Third vacant Columbia County 'big box' filled with new business

...The company will be eligible for a tax credit of $3,500 for each full-time worker because the Georgia Department of Community Affairs in October designated the area around Bobby Jones Expressway and Washington Road as an "opportunity zone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-04-10/third-vacant-columbia-coun