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.
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News and Announcements
he Rome City Commission is contemplating the Statement of Specific Annual Objectives for the 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program. The Annual Statement will become part of the Program Year 2021 Annual Action Plan and is presented in summary form in the public notice to describe how the City will use these funds for specific objectives meant to address priority needs as described in the five-year Consolidated Plan. The Annual Action Plan will be delivered to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or before July 30, 2021 in order to access these funds as soon as they are made available by HUD.
The plan is available for review and comment for 30 days (through the close of business on 7/28/21). Please send any comments to Bekki Fox at email@example.com .
Community Development Director
Bekki Fox firstname.lastname@example.org
Grants and Housing Administrator
Suzanne Parris email@example.com
Administrative Program Assistant
Marleny Escobar firstname.lastname@example.org
Program and Compliance Specialist
Logan Drake email@example.com
607 Broad Street suite 130
PO Box 1433
Rome, GA 30162-1433
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