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Housing Authority members meet

Photo by Heather Middleton

Photo by Heather Middleton

The Housing Authority of Clayton County (HACC) and its staff met recently for the agency's annual strategic planning session at Callaway Gardens.

The two-day event featured orientation for new board members Tonya Clarke and Rubye Harris-Ball. Members also learned about the potential to expand local housing redevelopment into other areas.

The HACC will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year. The Authority was created by the Clayton County Board of Commissioners to serve as a conduit to provide tax-exempt financing for single-family mortgage loans to qualified individuals. The Authority also provides tax-exempt financing to private developers for multi-family housing developments designed to deliver quality, affordable rental housing.

However, the role of the Authority has expanded to include efforts in financing and overseeing the redevelopment of local housing properties.

Commissioners talked about the potential for the development of senior housing in Clayton County and the need to assist homeowners facing foreclosure.

-- Kathy Jefcoats