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
The Rome City Commission is contemplating the Statement of Objectives for its five-year Consolidated Plan that will cover the years of 2019-2023, and the Statement of Specific Annual Objectives for the 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program. The Annual Statement will become part of the Program Year 2019 Annual Action Plan and is presented in summary form 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 Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan will be delivered to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or before August 15, 2019.
The Community Development Department staff will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 4:30 PM in the Carnegie Building Training Room, 607 Broad Street, Rome, Georgia 30161 to answer questions and receive comments concerning the proposed 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan and the 2019 Action Plan budget. Persons with special needs relating to disability access, vision impairment, hearing impairment and/or language barriers should contact Bekki Fox (706)236-4477. The hearing impaired may use the 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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