Housing and Urban Development Funded Programs

Human Services

Housing and Urban Development programs

Housing and Urban Development Funded Programs

Fulton County’s Department of Community Development receives annual grants (Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and HOME Investment Partnership Grant (HOME) activities on a formula basis to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons in Fulton County, Georgia.

The grants
exclude the communities of the City of Roswell, City of Sandy Springs, City of South Fulton and Johns Creek. Roswell, Sandy Springs and Johns Creek receive funds directly from HUD. 


Funding is used to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services.


Entitlement communities develop their own programs and funding priorities; however, grantees must give maximum feasible priority to activities which benefit low- and moderate-income persons.


Additionally, the County receives funding as the Collaborative Applicant for Fulton County’s Continuum of Care to support county-wide homeless initiatives.


I.  HUD Supported Programs

  • Community Development Block Grants to nonprofits and municipalities
  • Community Housing Development Organizations Program
  • Continuum of Care
  • Emergency Shelter Program
  • Home Ownership Down payment and Closing Cost Assistance Program
  • Homeownership Housing Rehabilitation Program
  • Neighborhood Stabilization Program Homeownership Program
  • Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing
  • Tenant Based Rental Assistance


II. Reports, Plans & Substantial Amendments

  • Consolidated Plan
  • Annual Action Plan and Amendments
  • Fulton County Strategic Plan


III. Funding

Annual grant application and RFP opportunities for CDBG, CoC, ESG and HOME HUD funded grants.

IV. Characteristics of Programs that have been historically funded? 

  • Results-Driven: program focuses on improving the condition of well-being of participants with a tracking system in place to measure the program’s impact.
    Evidence-based Practice: program has a significant level of quantitative and qualitative data showing positive outcomes. Innovative: program addresses gaps in current systems, tests       new approaches, or uses creative strategies to address unmet
  • Collaborative: agency partners with one or more organizations to achieve mutual intended outcomes. Two or more local communities/non-profits working in support of a single or collaborative project.
  • Systemic Approach: program engages in policy analysis and action that enables us to identify and influence the primary root causes of issues negatively impacting Fulton County’s residents.