Fulton County is requesting citizen input on a community development plan and a fair housing study at a community meeting in Sandy Springs on Sept. 17.

The county is developing a five-year plan that will identify community development, affordable housing and homeless needs, and set priorities, a press release said.

Community development includes improvements to infrastructure, economic development projects and housing rehabilitation, among other programs, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

A second study – a fair housing analysis – will identify barriers for affordable housing and will propose strategies to overcome them.

The plans are required by HUD for the county to receive federal grant money for such programs, according to the release.

The public is invited to provide input at the meeting at the North Fulton Service Center, 7741 Roswell Road from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served and children are welcome.

The public can also provide input through an online survey here.

For more information, visit fultoncountyga.gov.

Hannah Greco

Hannah Greco is writer and media communications specialist based in Atlanta.