Ga. given federal funds to offer rental assistance - FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston

Ga. given federal funds to offer rental assistance

Posted: Updated:

ATLANTA (AP) - The state has been given federal funding to offer rental assistance for disabled people who are in danger of becoming homeless.

Mayor Kasim Reed and federal officials announced award from the department of Housing and Urban Development and department of Health and Human Services Friday.

A spokeswoman for Reed says the Georgia Housing and Finance Authority will use the money to offer rental assistance for 150 extremely low-income people who are also disabled and may become homeless.

Officials say many of the people they're aiming to help are transitioning from institutional settings and state agencies are working together to find permanent housing solutions and other support services.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Two deaths in Jacinto City in high-speed car accident

    Two deaths in Jacinto City in high-speed car accident

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:20:51 GMT
    A driver and passenger have died following a fatal car crash in Jacinto City.
    A driver and passenger have died following a fatal car crash in Jacinto City.
  • Employee killed after machinery explosion

    Employee killed after machinery explosion

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:42:22 GMT
    A worker dies after an explosion causes a large piece of equipment to fall upon him at a northwest Houston industrial facility.
    A worker dies after an explosion causes a large piece of equipment to fall upon him at a northwest Houston industrial facility.
  • Witness Says Never Saw Barajas With Gun

    Witness Says Never Saw Barajas With Gun

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-08-22 12:39:04 GMT
    Several witnesses took the stand for the trial of a father suspected of shooting and killing a driver who killed his children. Fox 26's Ashley Johnson listened to those testimonies in Angleton.This morning two teenage boys who drove up to the car crash testified. They were the ones who called 911 that night The high school witnesses were questioned by prosecutors and the defense for several hours. Both the Barajas and Banda families were there. The boys described driving up to the tragic car ...
    Several witnesses took the stand for the trial of a father suspected of shooting and killing a driver who killed his children. Fox 26's Ashley Johnson listened to those testimonies in Angleton.This morning two teenage boys who drove up to the car crash testified. They were the ones who called 911 that night The high school witnesses were questioned by prosecutors and the defense for several hours. Both the Barajas and Banda families were there. The boys described driving up to the tragic car ...
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices