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Community Development

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)  


Housing Programs 


Economic Development 


News and Announcements

The City of Rome Community Development Department will hold a Public Hearing to discuss amendments to the 2011 CDBG Entitlement Program Year and the 2014 CDBG Entitlement Program Year. See the PUBLIC NOTICE for more information.

The public hearing will be held on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 5:15 PM in the Carnegie Building Training Room, 607 Broad Street, Rome, GA. For more information or special requests please contact Bekki Fox at (706) 236-4477 or bfox@romega.us.

These documents can also be viewed online:


2011 CDBG Action Plan- Revised April 2014

2014-2018 Consolidated Plan (which includes the 2014 CDBG Action Plan)














Contact Info
Finance and Grants Administrator

Beverly Farmer


Community Development Supervisor

Bekki Fox



607 Broad Street suite 130

PO Box 1433

Rome, GA 30162-1433

Phone and Fax

Phone: 706-236-4477

Fax: 706-236-4448