$461K federal housing grant awarded to Warner Robins

Warner Robins will receive $461,348 as part of the Community Development Block Grant Program, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Friday.

The grant was part of almost $9.2 million promised to Georgia communities. More than $3 million will go to the Columbus-Muscogee area and $2.4 million is planned for the Athens-Clarke region. Albany will get more than $1.8 million. Valdosta ($597,475), Brunswick ($438,512) and Dalton ($408,114) also received funds.

“This funding represents HUD’s continuing investment in helping our local partners improve their communities,” U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said in the release.

The Community Development Block Grant Program distributes funds to communities based on factors such as population, poverty and extent of overcrowded housing. All of the funds to be distributed to Warner Robins, Valdosta, Brunswick and Dalton are dedicated to the program.

Columbus-Muscogee, Athens-Clarke and Albany also received CDBG funds, as well as additional money for HUD programs targeting low-income home buyers and homeless persons.