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 2016 CDBG Action Plan has been posted for public review and comment. The document can be accessed at the following link:
2016 Action Plan
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, October 19, 2015 at 4:30 PM in the Carnegie Building Training Room, 607 Broad Street, Rome, GA. 30161 to discuss the Action Plan 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, October 16th. Persons with hearing disabilities can contact us using the Georgia Relay Service at (TDD) 1-800-255-0056 or (VOICE) 1-800-255-0135.
PARA INFORMACION EN ESPAÑOL SOBRE EL PROGRAMA CDBG DE LA CIUDAD DE ROME, EL PRESUPUESTO DEL PLAN DE ACCION DE CDBG 2016 O LA PROXIMA AUDIENCIA PUBLICA POR FAVOR COMUNICARSE CON EL DEPARTAMENTO DE DESARROLLO COMUNITARIO AL (706) 236-4477.
Community Development Director
Finance and Grants Administrator
Administrative Program Assistant
607 Broad Street suite 130
PO Box 1433
Rome, GA 30162-1433
Phone and Fax