“The affordable housing investments that DCA makes in communities across Georgia can be a powerful platform for improved community outcomes. We are very excited to work with the Get Georgia Reading Campaign to ensure that our housing investments increase children’s access to the educational and supportive services they need to learn and thrive.”

DCA Senior Housing Policy Analyst Grace Baranowski

“Georgia’s DCA provides financial resources and technical assistance to help communities across the state prepare for economic development opportunities and create workforce housing. Our team members have a long history of working with local leaders to develop solutions for community issues, and the Campaign provides a powerful vehicle for supporting local efforts around early literacy.”

DCA Commissioner Christopher Nunn

Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs has been an advocate for communities across the state since its creation in 1977, working in partnership with communities to spur private job creation, implement comprehensive plans, develop downtowns, generate affordable housing solutions, and promote volunteerism. DCA understands a community’s challenges and opportunities—and collaborates with local governments, authorities, state agencies, and nonprofits to develop locally driven solutions.

With so many third graders in communities across Georgia not prepared to make the shift from learning to read to reading to learn, DCA plays a vital role in helping local leaders address this crisis by increasing access to opportunities for children and their families.

DCA’s housing and community development investments serve as a platform to connect residents and communities to increased opportunities. By incentivizing affordable housing developers to implement innovative on-site programming and/or place housing developments in close proximity to educational and family supporting services, DCA helps ensure children have access to the supports and services they need to learn to read proficiently by the end of third grade.

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