Housing & Community Development
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced that approximately $2.1 billion in grants for housing and services for the homeless are available for application. Read on...
The Athens-Clarke County Housing and Community Development (HCD) Department is proposing a repeal of the Challenge Grant Initiative for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Services category funding. Read on...
April 5, 2018
On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, The Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission voted to approve the proposed July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 Annual Action Plan funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Programs. The funding recommendations were published here and in the Athens Banner Herald on March 25.
At this time, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has not released CDBG and HOME allocations. Due to this delay, the Annual Action Plan will not be available for public review on April 5 as noted in the Public Notice published in the Athens Banner Herald on March 25, 2018.
Once HUD releases the CDBG and HOME allocations, the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government will adjust the draft Annual Action Plan, notify the community, and have copies available for public review. The agency funding amounts may change slightly. At that time, the Annual Action Plan document will be available for review and comment for 30 days on the Athens-Clarke County Housing and Community Development Department webpage at https://www.athensclarkecounty.com/394/Housing-Community-Development and at several physical locations within the community. If you have any questions, please call Housing and Community Development staff at (706)613-3155. Thank you.
The Athens-Clarke County Housing & Community Development Department (HCD) hosted a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Workshop on Thursday January 25, 2018. HCD staff reviewed the definition of a CHDO, the role, responsibilities, and requirements of a CHDO, and the benefits of being a CHDO. For additional information, please view HCD's CHDO PowerPoint Presentation and the National Community Development Association's (NCDA) CHDO PowerPoint Presentation (both available below), or contact Marqueta Swain or Melinda Lord at (706)613-3155.
December 29, 2017
The Athens-Clarke County Housing & Community Development Department (HCD) successfully closed on two Revolving Loans this month. The purpose of the County Revolving Loan Fund program is to create job opportunities for low-to moderate-income individuals and to assist entrepreneurs in creating viable, successful businesses. Congratulations Karen Horton and Cshanyse Allen!