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Abandoned Camilla home to become daytime shelter

Posted at 2:55 AM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 23:02:26-04

CAMILLA, Ga. (WTXL) - An abandoned home that's been sitting in Camilla for years could soon turn into a daytime shelter for those in need.

Right now the City of Camilla is working with the Camilla Development Authority to get rid of the lead-base paint and asbestos in the home on East Oakland Avenue.

Once the house is brought to useful conditions, officials say a non-profit organization called The House of Hope is interested in creating the shelter.

The city's interim manager says they are the primary funding stream to help the development authority with this project.

The Development Authority will be working with TDC of Georgia to bring the house up to par.

Officials say work on the house should begin within the next 30 days.