About DCA

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs is a state agency that helps build strong, vibrant communities. We provide support to communities on their journey towards growth and prosperity, helping lay the groundwork for economic opportunities and local development efforts across the state. Our core businesses – safe and affordable housing, local government assistance, and community and economic development – reflect the diversity of our programs and drive our commitment to serving all of Georgia. Hundreds of millions of dollars are distributed annually through grants, tax credits, loans, and other resources used to support a variety of mission-driven initiatives from affordable housing to historic preservation to infrastructure enhancements. DCA accomplishes our mission through well-established partnerships with key players at the local, state, and federal level.

DCA was created 1977. In 1996, the Governor and General Assembly merged the Georgia Housing and Finance Authority (GHFA) into DCA, and the job of providing safe and affordable housing became part of the agency’s mission. 

We work hard. We help people. We make a lot of good things happen across our state. To get an idea of what we do, please take a minute and a half to watch our “Spirit of DCA” video.

At the end of the day, we have one goal: To help build strong, vibrant communities.

To access the full scope of programs and assistance available, please download DCA’s Guide to Services.