TIFTON – A federal grant will provide more housing for city residents.
Pete Pyrzenski, city manager, told the Tifton City Council the city received a federal tax grant that would implement affordable multi-family housing in South Tifton.
Multi-family housing means it is for residents of all ages and is not designated for a specific age such as senior living. It will be built in Captains Point in the South Tifton community. Captains Point is home to several trailer homes marked for demolition.
A score sheet decides which cities need the grant the most, Pyrzenski said, adding Tifton was selected from a competitive pool of cities applying for the grant.
"This really is a game changer for the city," Pyrzenski said. "Congratulations to us and it's just a proud day for South Tifton."
City Councilman Johnny Terrell represents District 3 where the new housing will be added. He said he is pleased with the grant that will provide new housing opportunities because South Tifton hasn't had any major updates in a long time.
"Anytime there is some improvement to South Tifton, we are glad to see it," Terrell said. "This district of mine has not changed or seen improvement in the last 60 years."