McDonough, Henry County help residents get jobs

McDonough Mayor Billy Copeland speaks at the Feb. 21 ribbon cutting ceremony for the Enrichment Center of MHA.
A view of the Enrichment Center of MHA before renovation.

McDonough has a new community resource center down the street from its housing authority.

According to a news release, the Enrichment Center of MHA at 298 Simpson St. was a police substation and food pantry for McDonough Housing Authority consumers.

It now offers job training and other education to consumers of the housing authority, itself located at 347 Simpson St.

The housing authority and the Henry County community development department recently participated in its ribbon cutting ceremony.

The county’s Community Development Block Grant program contributed $150,000 toward the $183,000 project, completed by Conyers-based Lowe Construction and Development.

According to its website, the housing authority owns and operates nearly 120 units of conventional public housing at three sites—Lamar Point, Hooten Street Apartments and Weaver-Thurman Crossing.

Apartments are all-brick construction with central heat, central air conditioning and Energy Star-rated appliances.

All are in grassy or wooded settings in close proximity to employment centers, religious and educational institutions, and recreational and cultural amenities, the website stated.

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