Virtual Office Hours for May

Join the HOME-ARP Team to discuss both the Non-Congregate Shelter and Rental Housing funding with other interested groups. The topics below will be discussed at the beginning, and questions will be taken during the second half of the hour.  We hope to "see" you there!!

Community Leader

This week we are excited to bring you updates from the future preservationists of Georgia! Graduate students in Historic Preservation and related fields have accomplished a lot this academic year and have contributed to interesting projects across the state and the country! Many are also participating in internships in the preservation field this summer. These students and recent graduates bring so much to the table with their experiences and perspectives. We look forward to seeing what they do in preservation in Georgia and the wider world in the years to come.


OneGeorgia Authority

Equity Program – Rural Workforce Housing Initiative

May 3, 2023

Please note that this Preliminary Notice of Funding Availability (“NOFA”) announcement and the availability of the funding described herein is subject to approval of the Amended Equity rules at the fourth quarter or Q4 2023 OneGeorgia Authority Board Meeting.

Notice is hereby given that the OneGeorgia Authority will accept public comments in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, O.C.G.A. §50-13-1, et seq. The comment period will afford all interested persons reasonable opportunity to provide data, views, or arguments regarding proposed rules for the Equity Fund program (Rules of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Chapter 50-34-1, et seq.).

The PDF of the FFY23-24 DCA HOPWA Application Workshop PowerPoint.

The PDF of the FFY23 DCA ESG Application Workshop PowerPoint.

2023 Emergency Solutions Grants Application Workshop Announcement

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is announcing the 2023 application process for the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program. The ESG Program is designed to provide housing or service resources with the goal of stable housing outcomes for eligible person, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

The DCA ESG and HOPWA Programs application process will open Monday, April 10, 2023.

The DCA ESG Program will have four (4) Q & A webinars offered during the application process. The HOPWA Program will have two (2) Q & A webinars during the application process. Local government entities and non-profit organizations applying for ESG and/or HOPWA are encouraged to attend at least one (1) Q & A webinar.

Q & A Webinars

Thursday, April 13, 2023, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

(ESG Only)

Registration for schools is now open for participation in the 2023 GA Student Service Award program.  Also, please make sure you download the Excel Spreadsheet attached to this site that must be submitted with the name(s) of Seniors and certified hours.  Email this form to

Deadline is March 31.