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Fulton County Awarded over $3 Million from HUD to Help Stabilize Neighborhoods and Help Home Buyers

Atlanta, GA-- In Atlanta, like many cities, there are entire neighborhoods underwater and in foreclosure. For some of them, the Neighborhood Stabilization Program has literally been a lifeline. Georgia just received $50 million for its third installment of the funds.

"All of the recipients of NSP1 money in the state of Georgia have obligated 100 percent their money," said Edward Jennings, the Southeast Administrator for Housing and Urban Development.

On Wednesday, Atlanta city officials announced that they're getting nearly $5 million as part of the new infusion of HUD money. It will give even more people access to homes that they might not otherwise be able to afford.

"Giving people hope for the future," said Rep. Hank Johnson. "It's a classic shift from Wall Street to Main Street.

House And Condo Fires Keep Atlanta Firefighters Busy

ATLANTA, Ga. - Two houses on Howell Street Northeast caught fire just before 4:30 am Tuesday. Then, 30 minutes later, a multi-story condo building burst into flames on Memorial Drive near Oakland Cemetery.

At 59 Howell Street NE, firefighters arrived to find a house fully engulfed in flames and spreading to an adjacent home. A second alarm brought additional equipment and crews to the scene.

Atlanta Fire Department spokesman Captain Jolyon Bundrige said occupants of both houses escaped without injuries.

Springvale Park Design Workshop, Sunday, August 22, 4:00 PM at the Trolley Barn

The next step in the Visioning process for Springvale Park being facilitated by Park Pride is a design workshop to be held on Sunday, August 22, at 4:00 p.m. at the Trolley Barn. ANYONE AND EVERYONE in the neighborhood is welcome and encouraged to attend. Those in attendance will be divided into groups and will be allowed to design the “park of their dreams!” The results of the neighborhood questionnaire will be available, as will copies of all the other plans that have been made for the park over the years.

Now is the time for everyone with an opinion on Springvale Park to step forward and get involved. The neighborhood has invested quite a large sum of money in the Visioning process and this workshop is a critical opportunity for the residents of Inman Park, those who live near the park as well as those who live far away, to affect the design that, hopefully, will ultimately get implemented there.