Buchanan, GA, Dec 14, 2012 -- USDA Rural Development Georgia Community Programs Director Jack Stanek will be touring the Thomas Kelly Senior Living Community at a grand opening celebration on Monday December 17, 2012. The facility, located in Buchanan, Georgia was fully funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds through the Rural Development Community Facilities program. Stanek will be joined by Area Specialist Tammy Decker, who worked closely on the project from application to loan closing.
The Thomas Kelly Senior Living Community is one of the first licensed assisted living facilities in the state of Georgia. It offers affordable housing to low-income seniors in the Haralson County and surrounding areas. A variety of amenities are available to residents including an activity center, dining room, salon, physical fitness area and walking trails. Construction of the 28,000 SQ FT facility was made possible with a $4,999,000 community facilities loan from Rural Development. “This new assisted living facility is a great asset to the Haralson County area,” said Tammy Decker, “it provides a much needed service to seniors in the community.”
President Obama’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President’s leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values. President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack are committed to a smarter use of Federal resources to foster sustainable economic prosperity and ensure the government is a strong partner for businesses, entrepreneurs and working families in rural communities.
USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has an active portfolio of more than $176 billion in loans and loan guarantees. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.
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