The City of Douglas will hold a community housing meeting and accept housing applications for its proposed FY’ 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) at a special meeting that will be held at Young’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church (710 Shirley Avenue, Douglas, GA) beginning at 5:00pm on March 11, 2021. Application intake will begin at this meeting and continue until filled for those owners within the following neighborhoods only:
Proposed Fy’21 CDBG Project Area (may change): Part of the area commonly knows as the “Mill Quarters”, roughly bounded by W. Bryan Street on the North; S. Grady Avenue on the East, West Baker Highway on the South, and Kennedy Circle on the West. A map is available to determine if you are in this area.
Assistance may be provided after this meeting by completing an application at the City of Douglas Community Development Department (Ashley-Slater House, 211 S. Gaskin Ave., Douglas, GA 31533) with application intake continuing until filled. Applicants that came to the January 14, 2021 meeting are included and do not need to submit another application.
The City of Douglas is committed to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing. This project is covered under the requirements of Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968. The City of Douglas also abides by the following laws as they pertain to HUD Assisted Projects: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 109 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Title 1; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act); Section 104 (b)(2) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended; Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968. The City of Douglas is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age. Persons with special needs relating to handicapped accessibility or foreign language should contact Ms. Christian Mikell, before March 11, 2021. This person can be located at the City of Douglas Community Development Department, 211 S. Gaskin Avenue, Douglas, Georgia, and is available between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays, or you may call 912-383-0277. Persons with hearing disabilities may consider using the Georgia Relay Service, at (TDD) 1-800-255-0056 or (Voice) 1-800-255-0135.
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