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 Rome City Commission is contemplating the Statement of Objectives for its five-year Consolidated Plan that will cover the years of 2014-2018 and the Statement of Specific Annual Objectives for the 2014 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program. The public notice explains in detail the proposed five year plan and specific budget for 2014. Also, the draft 2014-2018 Consolidated Plan and 2014 Action Plan can be reviewed.
Public comments will be received in writing or by phone pertaining to this plan. Please contact Bekki Fox at (706) 236-4477 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to comment or receive additional information.
A public hearing will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 in the Training Room of the Carnegie Building, 607 Broad Street, Rome, GA 30161 to discuss the proposed activities. All public is invited to attend and participate.