Municipal Desk Reference


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Creating an effective code enforcement program begins with an understanding of state law and the various legal tools available to local governments.

Published Date: September 13, 2013

Five Georgia communities – Housing Authority of Dalton, city of Greensboro, city of Lithonia, city of Pembroke, and the city of Roswell - have been selected to begin a three-year program to assist them in addressing their housing needs.

Published Date: January 3, 2013

Over the past two legislative sessions HB 110 underwent numerous changes in attempts by the General Assembly to place some statewide guidelines on local governments registries of vacant and foreclosed real property.

Published Date: June 28, 2012

Cities throughout the state of Georgia have issues relating to derelict property and GMA often gets questions related to the options cities have in controlling this growing problem.

Published Date: June 28, 2012

Rural communities across America are working to strengthen their economies, provide better quality of life to residents, and build on assets such as traditional main streets, agricultural and working lands, and natural resources.

Published Date: January 11, 2012

Vacant and unattended residential properties can attract crime, cause blight, and pose a threat to public safety. While homeowners or mortgage owners are responsible for maintaining vacant properties with mortgages undergoing foreclosure, the costs local governments incur to mitigate any unsafe conditions can be significant.

Published Date: December 9, 2011

A unique housing project in Georgia is helping residents take on the role of homeowner and improving the quality of life for many Georgia cities.

Published Date: October 5, 2011

Often the impetus for redeveloping a neighborhood comes from the residents who already live there.

Published Date: September 7, 2011

Legislation passed during the 2010 Legislative Session enacted O.C.G.A. Section 8-2-171 which provides, in part, that: “No county or municipality shall impose any health and safety standards or conditions based upon the age of a manufactured home.”

Published Date: August 13, 2010

Q&A from Ask GMA.

Published Date: March 8, 2010

The Housing + Transportation Affordability Index, developed by the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) and its collaborative partners, the Center for Transit Oriented Development (CTOD), is an innovative tool that measures the true affordability of housing.

Published Date: May 1, 2008

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