The City of Decatur received 5 years of CDBG funding when the CDBG Program came into
existence plus after that they applied for and received 2-3 CDBG small cities Grants.
The city designated these funds for housing rehabilitation, public improvements,
community support and other activities. Due to the Authority’s expertise with federal
requirements such as acquisition regulations the City contracted with the Authority
to acquire properties for drainage improvements easements for drainage improvements
and easements for sidewalks and similar items in the City’s behalf. The Authority
also acquired two (2) houses in Oakhurst that were used to provide community support
services and space for community non-profits to operate. The Authority acquired,
renovated and oversaw the operation of these properties, as well as conducting programs
out of them, including homeownership assistance.
The cooperative relationship provided benefits to both parties and relied on the
expertise of each to help manage programs effectively, efficiently and in the most
cost beneficial way.