Governments of Floyd County and City of Rome, GA

City of Rome

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

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Housing Programs
Economic Development

News and Announcements

The City of Rome will hold a Public Hearing to discuss accomplishments completed during the 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program year. These funds must be used to primarily benefit low and moderate-income persons. Public comments will be accepted for 15 days (March 8-March 25), reviewed and addressed. The CAPER will be submitted to HUD by March 31st. Public comments can be sent to the Community Development Department, P.O. Box 1433, Rome, GA 30161-1433 or emailed to 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.

The Public Hearing will be held on Monday, March 18th at 4:00 PM in the Sam King Room at City Hall, 601 Broad Street, Rome, GA 30161.

Please review the 2018 CAPER by clicking on this link: 2018 Draft CAPER and the notice publicized in Rome News Tribune CAPER Public Notice.



Community Development Director

Bekki Fox

Finance and Grants Administrator

Courtnay Williams

Administrative Program Assistant

Suzanne Parris


607 Broad Street suite 130
PO Box 1433
Rome, GA 30162-1433

Phone and Fax

Phone: 706-236-4477
Fax: 706-236-4448