Housing & Community Development

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FY18 CDBG Application Now Available

Approximately $1,208,687 will be available in CDBG funds for housing and community development activities beginning July 1, 2017. Additionally, $362,341 in HOME funds may be available in July 2017 as "gap financing" for eligible housing activities during the program year. HOME funds are made available and allocated under a separate application process. Contact HCD for details.

HCD is now accepting applications for CDBG  funds to provide affordable housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities for Athens-Clarke County residents. As noted in HCD's CDBG RFA Meeting held October 13th, 2016, all applicants are required to submit the CDBG Notice of Intent to Apply Form (NOI) to HCD no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 28th, 2016 and all CDBG Project Applications are due to HCD by 4:30 p.m. on December 5th, 2016.  Please see below to download the FY18 CDBG Project Application.

During the month of December 2017, all applications will be reviewed and scored by HCD staff.  To ensure citizen participation in the decision making and processes, the Vision Committee will meet on January 12th, 2017 to review and rank all eligible CDBG applications.  Vision Committee members serve 3 year terms and are appointed through a standard ACC process where vacancies are advertised, applications are received, and interviews are held with the Mayor and Commission.

If you have any questions or concerns, lease feel free to contact HCD staff with at (706)613-3155.  Staff will be available to provide technical assistance during the CDBG application process until November 18th, 2016. 

FY18 CDBG Project Application

Funding Opportunity Announcement For HUD Homeless Assistance Grants

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced that $1.9 billion in grants for housing and services for the homeless are available for application.

This is a nationally competitive application process being coordinated by the Athens-Clarke County Housing and Community Development Department (HCD).

Non-profit organizations serving the homeless in Athens-Clarke County are invited to contact HCD for information and guidance no later than August 5th, 2016. All applicants must notify HCD staff of their intent to apply for funds prior to submitting an application.

Please note, renewal applications for Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) projects will be prioritized over all other applications. Additionally, limited funding in Athens-Clarke County will be available for reallocation this year. New applications will only be accepted for Rapid Rehousing (RRH) and PSH projects targeting the following populations: Chronically Homeless Individuals and Families and Homeless Youth (including households where no adult parent or guardian over the age of 24 is present). These target populations were identified by members of the North East Georgia Homeless & Poverty Coalition as the most in need in Athens-Clarke County during a survey initiated on July 21st, 2016.

All new applications to HCD will be due by close of business on Thursday August 11th, 2016. All renewal applications are due to HCD by 4:00 p.m. on Monday August 15th, 2016. HCD staff and a subcommittee of the NEGA Homeless & Poverty Coalition will review and rank all project applications. Applicants will be notified by August 25th, 2016 if their application will be included in the community's grant application to HUD.

Before contacting HCD, please review the requirement in the following HUD Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA):


For additional information or to request an application, please contact Joanne Selgin or Ryan Halsey at (706)613-3155.

The application review process will begin on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016. Applications will be reviewed, determined eligible for funding, and rated according to the following criteria and determined eligible for inclusion in the community application which is due to HUD on September 14th, 2016.

Please select the links below to view the FY2016 HUD Policy and Procedure Priorities, CoC Renewal Project Application, CoC Renewal Project Application Scoring Form, CoC New Project Application, and CoC New Project Scoring Form.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
FY17 Annual Action Plan 30-day review

The Athens-Clarke County Housing and Community Development Department is preparing the July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017 Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Programs. The Mayor and Commission held a public hearing on April 5, 2016 and voted to approve the plan for submission to HUD. Written public comments concerning the plan and proposed CDBG and HOME funded activities will be received from April 11, 2016 through May 11, 2016 and should be submitted to:

Athens-Clarke County Housing and Community Development Department
375 Satula Avenue
Athens, Georgia 30601

FY17 Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan

Information and Reports

Click the links below to review the Housing and Community Development Department Consolidated Plan, Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014, or the Continuum of Care Plan.

For additional information, or if you need special accommodations, please call HCD at 613-3155.

To access the Consolidated Plan, CAPER, or Continuum of Care Plan click the links below:

Action Plan V


Continuum of Care Plan 2015

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