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Four Men Inaugurating

RICEBORO, Ga. (WTOC) – Discussion about a lack of affordable housing continues all across the US.

Liberty County is no exception, but now, the local housing authority believes its heading in a new direction.

Chapman Homes, a new development off Highway 17, had its grand opening Friday morning.

All the speakers who spoke said this is a proud moment for the City of Riceboro. The mayor said the City is always asking, ‘how do we put a roof over all Liberty County residents’ heads?‘

According to Mayor Joseph Harris, Chapman Homes is a testament to the City’s, along with several partnerships, hard work.

This project was made possible due to the Community HOME Investment Program, a grant provided by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, which helps Georgia cities build and renovate affordable single family homes.

The agencies and organizations involved in this project said everyone should have access to affordable housing, and it takes partnerships – like the one that made Chapman Homes possible.

Mayor Harris said the new development is an example of the diverse housing opportunities residents will have, and he added that this is just the start of growth in the city.

“We’re looking to grow our community through different organizations, affordable housing, as well as commercial businesses. You ought to be very proud you are a citizen of Riceboro,” said Mayor Harris.

The homes include three bedrooms and two baths. Right now there are two homes, but there is a possibility for a total of six.