Warner Robins Housing Authority (GA) looks to rejuvenate old north side

The Warner Robins Housing Authority is attempting to revitalize the area through the demolition of an old public housing community and a redevelopment tool that has become popular nationwide in the wake of a depressed housing market — a land bank. The demolition of the Oscar Thomie Homes public housing community could be one of the first projects under the land bank, Executive Director Sheryl Frazier said. The housing authority is waiting for an environmental review from the city to send with its application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to demolish more than 70 units. It would be the first demolition of a Warner Robins public housing community. The city would then have seven such communities. Once demolished, Frazier said the land would be left for future purposes — possibly under the land bank — and public housing units would be placed in existing apartment complexes or homes around the city.

The Telegraph


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