The City of Rome Community Development Department's primary responsibility lies in making applications for and administration of awards from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs' (DCA) Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP). These awards are made as grants to the City and then must be used for approved projects and activities that primarily benefit low and moderate income persons in our City. Activities fall into the general categories of: public facilities such as: the Boys and Girls Clubs in South Rome or the Kelsey-Aycock-Burrell Center in North Rome; public infrastructures such as: the street/drainage/or sidewalk improvemnts on Lyons Drive in West Rome; or housing such as: new construction, rehabilitation, down payment assistance programs, etc. that are city wide. Management of grant- funded progjects and planning for future activities are also very important duties of the Community Development Department.
Our goal is to improve the quality of life for our citizens through innovative programs in the areas of housing, economic development and public facilities by partnering with federal and state funding sources to augment local public and private equity.
Programs and Services
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
News and Announcements
The 2014 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) has been posted for public review and comment. The document can be accessed at the following link:
Please forward any comments to Bekki Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org, or to the Community Development Department P.O. Box 1433, Rome, GA 30162-1433.
A public hearing will be held on Monday, March 12, 2015 at 4:30 PM in the Carnegie Building Training Room, 607 Broad Street, Rome, GA. 30161 to discuss the CAPER and answer any questions regarding the City of Rome CDBG Entitlement Program. Persons with special needs relating to handicapped accessibility, hearing disabilities, visual impairment of those with a language barrier should contact (706) 236-4477 between the hours of 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM Monday through Friday prior to Friday, February 27th. Persons with hearing disabilities can contact us using the Georgia Relay Service at (TDD) 1-800-255-0056 or (VOICE) 1-800-255-0135.