Episode 18 Shelly Perkins, DeKalb County Housing Authority

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Summary: <p>The Housing Authority of DeKalb County has been providing affordable housing options since 1946. As a unit of local government with county-wide jurisdiction, but funded by rents and federal grants, not local taxes. They are governed by a five-member, all-volunteer board. They offer four federal programs including tenant-based assistance through the housing voucher program, unit-based assistance through the low-income public housing program, shelter plus care program for the chronically homeless and multi-family programs. They operate eleven buildings, with a total of 389 units.  If you are someone you know needs housing assistance, you can find more information at www.dekohousing.com. </p>