Housing & Community Development

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The Athens-Clarke County (ACC) Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has completed the 2015 Year Continuum of Care (CoC) Application.

The application review process began on Tuesday November 3rd, 2015.  Applications were reviewed, determined eligible for funding, and rated according to the criteria included in the 2015 ACC CoC Project Ranking Tool.  All project applications determined eligible for inclusion in the CoC application will be submitted to HUD no later than Friday November 20th, 2015.

Please select the link below to review the 2015 Athens-Clarke County CoC Application and Project Rankings.

2015 ACC CoC Application and Project Ranking


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced that $1.89 billion in grants for housing and services for the homeless are available for application.  

This is a nationally competitive application process being coordinated by the Athens-Clarke County Housing and Community Development Department (HCD).  

Non-profit organizations serving the homeless are invited to contact HCD for information and guidance no later than Tuesday, October 20th, 2015.  All applicants must notify HCD staff of their intent to apply for funds prior to submitting an application.  Once contact with HCD staff has been made, a copy of the application will be made available to applicants.  Applications to HCD will be due by close of business on Monday, November 2nd, 2015.  HCD staff will review and rank applications and notify applicants by November 15th if their application will be included in the community's grant application to HUD.

Before contacting HCD, please review the requirement in the following HUD Notice of Funding Availability:

https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/Revised-FY-2015-CoC-Program-NOFA.pdf *

* Please note, the competition opened September 17, 2015; however, the revised NOFA was published on September 24, 2015.

For additional information or to request an application, please contact Joanne Selgin or Ryan Halsey at (706)613-3155.  

The application review process will begin on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015. Applications will be reviewed, determined eligible for funding, and rated according to the following criteria, and determined eligible for include in the community application which is due to HUD on November 20th, 2015. 

Please select the link below to view the 2015-2016 Application Rating Form.

2015-2016 Application Rating Criteria and Rating Form

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Request for Applications and Public Notice of Availability of Funds

The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government Housing and Community Development (HCD) Department announced the availability of approximately $1,172,600 in CDBG funds for housing and community development activities beginning July 1, 2016.

Approximately $362,341 in HOME funds may be available in July 2016 as "gap financing" for eligible housing activities during the program year.  HOME funds are made available and allocated under a separate application process. Contact HCD at (706)613-3155 for details.

HCD held a meeting to explain how non-profit corporations, faith-based, and other organizations may access these federal funds to provide affordable housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities for Athens-Clarke County residents. The presentation from that meeting is below.
Rob Trevena

Phone: 706-613-3155
Fax: 706-613-3158

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Athens, GA 30601

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Information and Reports
Click the links below to review the Housing and Community Development Department Consolidated Plan, Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014, or the Continuum of Care Plan.

For additional information, or if you need special accommodations, please call HCD at 613-3155.

To access the Consolidated Plan, CAPER, or Continuum of Care Plan click the links below:
Action Plan V


Continuum of Care Plan 2014