The Georgia Department of Community Affairs Office of Homeless and Special Needs Housing (OHSN) hosted the 2019 Housing Symposium in Savannah from Feb 4-6. The inaugural event brought together more than 300 state providers for training opportunities for their respective programs. They also received critical information to improve performance, collaborated with DCA program staff and other peers, and heard about the latest important federal updates.

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) received 97 applications requesting $66,248,583 in assistance through the State of Georgia Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2019 Annual Competition. 

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announces the 2019 Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program Supplemental Application.  The HOPWA program provides resources and incentives to devise long-term comprehensive strategies for meeting the housing needs of low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and persons in their family. 

Reentry Partnership Housing (RPH) Spring 2019 Housing Provider Application process will begin on March 1, 2019. The prospective RPH providers can submit the Intent to Apply form from March 1-31, 2019. The applicants will be contacted to participate in the RPH Application Workshops to be scheduled in April 2019.

Hello ESG and HOPWA Grant applicant:

Below is the URL for Housing Solutions Online (HSOnline 2019) Registration and Login:

Hello ESG and HOPWA Grant applicant:

Below is the URL for Housing Solutions Online (HSOnline 2019) Registration and Login:

Application windows for prospective RPH providers occur twice yearly, once in the Spring and again in the Fall.  In order to qualify, applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:

MedLink Georgia receives federal funds for facility expansion 

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) have invested $326,541 into the new MedLink Clinic in Hull, GA. These funds helped the non-profit community health center expand services for its patients.  

Equity pre-applications are intended to provide an opportunity for applicants to receive constructive feedback on potential projects.  Additionally, a pre-application can be used to reserve a PACA date.  We have noticed lately that many pre-applications are being submitted too close to the application deadline to allow adequate time to issue a response. For this reason, we will begin requiring all pre-applications to be submitted 4 weeks prior to the OneGeorgia Equity application deadlines.  

DCA to host a free workshop for property managers, directors, stakeholders  

(ATLANTA) February 5, 2019 – The Georgia Department of Community Affairs is offering a free Income Averaging Compliance Kickoff on March 14. This workshop, provided by DCA’s Office of Portfolio Management, is geared toward property managers and owners, compliance directors and project stakeholders.