VALDOSTA— Decent, affordable housing is an important aspect of any community. While it fulfills a basic human need for shelter, it also contributes to the wellbeing of our citizens and plays an important role in the economic vitality of our community.
The City of Valdosta will host its second annual Affordable Housing Summit and Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, Jan 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Mildred M. Hunter Community Center, located at 509 S. Fry Street. The event was previously scheduled for October but had to be postponed due to inclement weather.
The free event will provide affordable housing information and resources from over 15 agencies and organizations, along with service information from several City of Valdosta departments. The summit, funded through the city’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program from HUD, will benefit homeowners, renters, and anyone seeking information about affordable housing (ownership or rentals), homeless prevention resources, physical/mental & behavioral health services, financial literacy, heir property solutions, home maintenance and repair, job and career services, etc.
The city’s Neighborhood Development Division hopes to continue to host the event annually for the benefit of the general public. The Town Hall meeting, held from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., will give citizens an opportunity to interact with several elected officials and city staff members on topics such as Valdosta Click ‘N Fix, Love Where You Live campaign, Neighborhood Action Associations, and other community programs and services.
For more information, contact the Neighborhood Development Division at 229-671-3617.