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Regional commissions good and bad, audit shows

...General Assembly should consider extending state travel and vehicle regulations to all RCs. Also, (the Department of Community Affairs) should improve communications with RCs by clarifying both the contract language and expectations of required...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-11-18/regional-commissioners-g
Your Money: Tips to help apartment hunters choose a new place

...decent place to live. The Georgia Tenants Handbook, a handy resource guide, is published by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and is available online at www.dca.ga.gov under Publications. If you are looking at other states, you can...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-30/your-money-tips-help-apart
Augusta Housing Authority approves housing vouchers for Freedom's Path veterans project

...the housing authority's board of commissioners.Last year, Freedom's Path was selected by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for $790,000 in federal tax credits to convert two vacant historic buildings into one-bedroom apartments...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-19/augusta-housing-authority-app
Reports finds extremely low-income families have trouble finding homes in Augusta, Aiken

...voucher system, because Section 8 subsidies can be acquired only online or by calling or visiting the Georgia Department of Community Affairs' office outside of Atlanta."For people with very low income, that is not feasible," she said. "If...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-01/reports-finds-extremely-low-
Leaders talk opening resource center to solve low homeless count

...homeless population.The change came after Augusta conducted its 2013 count in partnership with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, which used observation models designed by Kennesaw State University to account for homeless people who might...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-19/leaders-talk-opening-resourc
Count shows fewer homeless in Augusta

...future counts to ensure accuracy.He said the city conducted its 2013 count in partnership with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, which used observation models designed by Kennesaw State University to account for homeless people who might...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-15/count-shows-fewer-homele
Augusta veteran housing project progresses as feds ramp up effort against homelessness

...potential contractors and finally, the establishment of the final cost to rehab."In December, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs awarded Freedom's Path $790,000 in federal tax credits to transform two vacant historic buildings at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-08-05/augusta-veteran-housing-proj
Aiken County recycling rate nearly three times better than Augusta's

...rate of 30 percent.Georgia's rate is not known, as a change in the law in 2010 no longer required the Department of Community Affairs to compile annual solid waste reports.Because Columbia County closed its landfill and privatized all garbage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-30/aiken-county-recycling-rate-n
Harlem rezoning vote draws cheers

...rezoned from R1-A residential to R-3 Residential for the development of the apartment complex that would use Department of Community Affairs tax credits to develop and would focus on veteran housing, said Kelly Evans, executive director of the East...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-27/harlem-rezoning-vote-draws-c
'Speed traps' not always what they seem

...21 mph and including fines for "too fast for conditions" in annual calculations submitted to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for inspection."Speed traps are kind of like fire ant hills," Stone said. "Get rid of one and another...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-06/speed-traps-not-always