Rome 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 improvements on Lyons Drive in West Rome; or housing such as: new construction, rehabilitation, etc. that are city wide. Management of grant- funded projects 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
Neighborhood Enhancement Program
The Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) is a 90 day collaboration between the City of Rome and community partners to improve the quality of life in identified neighborhoods. Below are links reporting on the latest NEP focus area.
Blossom Hill Performance Report
RCC Caucus Report
Blossom Hill NEP Video
Blossom Hill Planning Analysis
News and Announcements
The Rome City Commission is contemplating an amendment to the Statement of Objectives for its five-year Consolidated Plan that cover the years of 2014-2018, and the Statement of Specific Annual Objectives for the 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program. The Annual Statement will become part of the Program Year 2017 Annual Action Plan and is presented in summary form in the Public Notice. The 2017 Annual Action Plan and amended 2014-2018 Consolidated Plan will be delivered to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or before November 15,2016.
Community Development Department staff will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, October 11th at 4:30pm in the Carnegie Building Training Room, 607 Broad Street, Rome, GA 30161 to answer questions concerning the proposed 2017 Action Plan and the 2014-2018 Consolidated Plan amendment, The public is invited to attend this hearing and to become informed of the proposed projects. Persons with special needs relating to disability access, vision impairment and or language barriers should contact Bekki Fox (706-236-4477) prior to the meeting day. The hearing impaired may use Georgia Relay Service at 1-800-255-0056.
Community Development Director
Finance and Grants Administrator
Administrative Program Assistant
607 Broad Street suite 130
PO Box 1433
Rome, GA 30162-1433
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