ATLANTA, GA (October 16, 2018) – During the 2017 legislative session, the General Assembly tasked the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Department of Economic Development with implementing and overseeing a Rural Zone designation program, which provides tax credits to individuals creating jobs and making qualifying investments within historic downtown areas. This year, the
ATLANTA, GA (October 16, 2018) – Five Georgia communities have been newly selected to receive assistance with their housing needs through the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH), a public-private initiative that helps communities strategically grow their economies through housing-related solutions. The cities of Arlington, Centerville, Social Circle, Smyrna, and Conyers will begin
Atlanta, GA (August 29, 2018) – Commissioner Christopher Nunn has announced Deana Perry as the Executive Director of the new Rural Broadband Program, which resides at Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs. The program was created by Senate Bill 402 – the Achieving Connectivity Everywhere (ACE) Act – and signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal this past spring.
Atlanta, GA (August 1, 2018) – The Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism (GCSV), the Governor-appointed state service commission housed within the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), announced today that Georgia has received $3,442,262 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service progra
Atlanta, GA (August 24, 2018) – Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that 60 Georgia communities will receive a total of more than $40 million in federal assistance to help grow their local economies. The U.S.
Atlanta, GA (July 5, 2018) – The Georgia Department of Community Affairs is hosting three (3) listening sessions around the state to answer questions about the Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) program and to get input on how well the CHIP program is working in local communities.
ATLANTA, GA (April 18, 2018) — The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have designated Opportunity Zones in 18 States, including 260 census tracts in the State of Georgia. Economic investment in these areas, which are some of the most distressed communities in the country, may now be eligible for preferential tax treatment.
ATLANTA, GA (April 11, 2018) — The State of Georgia will receive $64,904,000 in federal assistance to address “unmet needs” in areas in the southern part of the state that were affected by major disasters in 2017. Funding, made available through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program, will be directed and administered by the Georgia Department of Community
Atlanta, GA (March 12, 2018) — The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announced that Governor Nathan Deal has nominated 260 census tracts across the state to participate in the Federal Opportunity Zones program. In December, Congress enacted the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which includes a provision intended to facilitate investment in areas where poverty rates are greater than 2
ATLANTA, GA (March 5, 2018) — The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has awarded more than $7.6 million in grants through the DCA 2018 Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) to 15 local communities around the state. The selected communities will contribute approximately $1.9 million in matching funds to help more than 123 Georgia residents t make down payments and rehabilitate the
Atlanta, GA (November 7, 2017) – The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announced today that it will award $23.2 million federal housing tax credits to construct or rehabilitate 30 affordable rental housing properties located throughout the state.
Atlanta, GA (January 10, 2018) – The State of Georgia has been awarded a United States Geological Survey (USGS) 3D Elevation Program grant for the acquisition of elevation data for 67 Georgia counties -- over one third of the State. The total commercial value of the award is approximately $5.6 million, of which Georgia partners contributed $1.5 million. The U.S.