Atlanta Housing Board of Commissioners Approves Plans to Rehab the Villages of East Lake

The villages, a mixed-income community, were originally created in the late ’90s and are comprised of 542 1-4 bedroom units. The rehab plans involve a restructuring of financing, putting aside Atlanta Housing Money yearly, and updating/recapitalizing the property of the East Lake Villages.

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A lack of housing for University of North Georgia students has been noted.

The Oakwood Planning Commission is in the process of arranging a 2.3-acre zone of 1,440 Sq Ft units holding 720 Sq feet per floor development near the entrance of UNG.

Each unit would be a three bedroom, outdoor patio property for a monthly payment of $1,800. This housing proposal has been passed on to Oakwood City Council and if the final decision is affirmative, the currently zoned off area would begin construction at the start of 2019 and be ready for students the following August.

The WIC program stands for Women, Infants, and Children, and its goals aim to promote healthy eating by helping families with nutrition supplements, providing nutrition education, and other health services.

The WIC program is giving residents (WIC members or not) the opportunity to completely free, locally-grown produce at Georgia farmer’s markets until August 8th of this year.

This program promotes healthy eating and dietary habits which will be encouraged in these local farmer’s markets. The goal is to tackle obesity and diet-related illnesses along with benefiting local farmers and recipients. The health of our neighbors is a community effort!

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