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
News and Announcements
The City of Rome will hold a Public Hearing to discuss accomplishments completed during the 2020 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:
http://www.romefloyd.com/departments/community-development 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 April 30, 2021. Public comments can be sent to the Community Development Department, P.O. Box 1433, Rome, GA 30161-1433 or emailed to email@example.com.
More specific details regarding eligible activities, plans to assist displaced persons (if any), and the amount of funds used for activities to benefit low and moderate income persons will be provided at a public hearing which will be held at the Carnegie Building Training Room, 607 Broad Street – on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 4:30 PM. The purpose of this hearing will be to educate the public and receive citizen input regarding the activities funded by the CDBG Program during calendar year 2020, and 2021 Action Plan. An update of ongoing activities will be provided. Persons with special needs relating to handicapped accessibility, hearing d isabilities, visual impairment or those with a language barrier should contact Bekki Fox at (706) 236-4477 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays, prior to Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Persons with hearing disabilities can contact us using the Georgia Relay Service, at (TDD) 1-800-255-0056 or (VOICE) 1-800-255-0135.
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
607 Broad Street suite 130
PO Box 1433
Rome, GA 30162-1433
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