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

                       PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The City of Rome will hold a Public Hearing to discuss accomplishments completed during the 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program year. These funds must be used to primarily benefit low and moderate-income persons. The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is available for public review on the City web site below and in the Community Development Department at 607 Broad Street, Rome, GA. Public comments will be accepted for 15 days, 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

2019 CAPER


Community Development Director

Bekki Fox                                                                                                                                                                                            

Grants and Housing Administrator

Courtnay Williams Griffin 

Program and Compliance Specialist

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