Tag: tobacco settlement

By the numbers: Georgia’s jobs boom, housing shortage

By David Pendered Jan. 29 – Census data on Georgia’s housing units and population, and Gov. Brian Kemp’s announcements on the number of new jobs, provide perspective on Kemp’s proposed $35.7 million in state funding for affordable housing. A significant housing shortage appears to be on the horizon in some areas of the state. Census […]

Details: Kemp’s $35.7 million plan for affordable housing

By David Pendered Jan. 16 – Gov. Brian Kemp’s $35.7 million proposal to fund affordable housing initiatives relies on redirecting state funds in an authority created by the state in 2000 to allocate some of Georgia’s share of the settlement with tobacco companies over health costs of smoking-related illnesses. The proposed structure of the Rural […]