Sadie Krawczyk, economic development specialist for the city of Monroe announced that a partnership between the cit and a University of Georgia Housing and Community Development class will bring some students to town during the month of February as they conduct a housing conditions survey. This is part of a service learning project for the students the results of which will provide the city with information that will help guide code enforcement actions and support grant applications for funding to improve neighborhoods.
Students will be reviewing the exterior of houses in the North Broad Street neighborhoods, the historic mill district, and the East Church Street area neighborhoods on the following dates:
• Saturday, February 4th – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
• Saturday, February 11th – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
• Friday, February 17th- 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
• Saturday, February 25th- 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
• Tuesday, February 28th – 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
“The City of Monroe is participating in the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) program, and the local Monroe Housing Team is leading the effort,” Krawczyk said in a press release. “The Monroe Housing Team is made up of local citizens from public, private and non-profit sectors. They are responsible for creating and implementing a housing plan for the City of Monroe while participating in GICH over the next two years.”
Krawczyk said the city’s Georgia Initiative for Community Housing Plan this type of survey as one of the action items designed to alleviate the problem of deteriorating housing conditions in a city.