Taxpayers have shelled out about $1.5 million in recent years to renovate Tobie Grant Manor, a DeKalb public housing complex of brick single-family homes and duplexes in what’s described as a parklike setting.
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Georgia awards, Rental Assistance Demonstration program
Macon Housing Authority, 932 units
Savannah Housing Authority, 872 units
DeKalb Housing Authority, 266 units
Northwest Georgia Housing Authority, 172 units
Marietta Housing Authority, 164 units
Douglas Housing Authority, 110 units
Roswell Housing Authority, 103 units
Houston Housing Authority, 40 units
Note: The Columbus Housing Authority was initially awarded RAD funds for 192 units but later backed out of the program to pursue another HUD initiative.
Total initial awards nationwide: 12,253
Georgia share: 23 percent
How we got the story
After federal housing officials announced that Tobie Grant Manor in DeKalb County was selected for the initial round of funding under a pilot housing program, The Atlanta Journal Constitution requested records about plans for the complex. The AJC also requested records showing expenditures for renovations at the DeKalb housing units in recent years, and contacted housing authorities throughout Georgia to gather information about their projects under the new program.