Announcements

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. 

DCA’s 2019 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and HOPWA application closed on April 2, 2019. DCA supports the HOPWA program in 125 Georgia counties, not including the 29 Metro Atlanta counties under the City of Atlanta’s jurisdiction and five counties under the City of Augusta’s jurisdiction. Based on applications received, there is a gap in HOPWA service providers for Northeast and Southeast Georgia. DCA‘s goal is to ensure HOPWA services are provided across all Georgia counties and eliminate gaps. Therefore, DCA seeks HOPWA service providers serving the following counties

Northeast Georgia

Union, Towns, Rabun, Lumpkin, White, Habersham, Hall, Banks, Stephens, Franklin and Hart

Southeast Georgia

Emanuel, Jenkins, Screven, Bulloch, Candler, Toombs, Tattnall, Evans, Long, Wayne, Appling, Jeff Davis, Charlton, Camden, Brentley, McIntosh

All interested parties should send their interest to apply for the 2019 HOPWA supplemental application, including a list of proposed counties to be served, to Harvinder K Makkar at Harvinder.makkar@dca.ga.gov by April 19, 2019. If your agency already applied to serve any of the above-referenced counties during the 2019 ESG and HOPWA application, please advise DCA whether you plan to submit a new application as part of the supplemental application process.

For questions about DCA’s HOPWA program, please contact Harvinder K Makkar at 470-382-3518.

Hello ESG and HOPWA Grant applicant:

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

https://dca.360works.com/hsonline2019.html

You will  need to click on HSOnline2019 Registration and Login

You will then need to click on Click Here to Register

You must complete the entire Registration form online to receive your Login and Password.

Your EIN must be in DCA’s Organization Database.  If there is no record of your EIN you will need to contact hsonline@dca.ga.gov and allow 24 hours to enter your EIN into our database.  You will then be able to complete your registration and receive your login and password along with Confirmation that you have registered. Please immediately save you password in a secure place as you will need this to log in to complete your Organizational Documents and Applications.

Additional information can be found on the DCA website at www.dca.ga.gov

ESG

Click on the following links below for access to important documents on the DCA ESG webpage.

2019-2020 ESG-HOPWA Application Workshop Presentation:

https://www.dca.ga.gov/node/5674  

2019 Supplemental Documentation

https://www.dca.ga.gov/node/5676  

2019 ESG Application Manual Guidelines

https://www.dca.ga.gov/node/5675

If you have more than one supplemental document file that you need to upload as “other”, you can create a single zip file to upload.

To create Zip file follow instructions below:

HOPWA

Click on the following link below to access the application workshop information on the DCA HOPWA webpage.

2019-2020 ESG-HOPWA Application Workshop Presentation:

http://www.dca.ga.gov/node/5678

 

Q and A Webinars

We will be hosting four ESG/HOPWA Application Q and A webinar sessions to cover any questions regarding application content.  Please click on the link below to register for any of these sessions, as needed.

Please register for ESG and HOPWA Q and A Session on Mar 7, 2019 10:00 AM EST at: 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7644537508215929346

ESG and HOPWA Application Q and A Webinar Session

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 

Please register for ESG and HOPWA Q and A Session on Mar 14, 2019 2:00 PM EDT at: 


https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6340585986906439169

ESG and HOPWA Application Q and A Webinar Session

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 

Please register for ESG and HOPWA Q and A Session on Mar 21, 2019 2:00 PM EDT at: 


https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1290281690415050241

ESG and HOPWA Application Q and A Webinar Session

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 

Please register for ESG and HOPWA Q and A Session on Mar 29, 2019 10:30 AM EDT at: 


https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6663845704007546113

ESG and HOPWA Application Q and A Webinar Session

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 

Please feel free to share this notice with others within the state, your region or your community with an interest.

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is announcing the 2019 application process for the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program.  The ESG program is designed to provide housing or service resources with the goal of stable housing outcomes for eligible persons, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The HOPWA Program provides resources and incentives to devise long-term comprehensive strategies for meeting the housing needs of low-income persons with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and persons in their family. 

The application process will open on Friday , March 01, 2019 and all applications, supporting materials, and organizational documentation will be due on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 at Noon. 

Please note that there will be a cut-off date for receiving your log-in information for the online system used for applications.  Applicants are able to Register for login information beginning on Friday , March 01, 2019 and ending on Thursday, March 26, 2019 at 5:00 pm.  Information regarding the application process for ESG will be posted on our web site at:  https://dca.ga.gov/housing/homeless-special-needs-housing/emergency-solutions-grants/esg-funding-competition. Information regarding the application process for HOPWA will be posted on our website at: https://dca.ga.gov/housing/homeless-special-needs-housing/housing-opportunities-persons-aids-hopwa.

DCA will offer four in person workshops that will go over the programs, the application process, and the application timeline.  Please click the link below to register for the location of your choice.  These workshops are scheduled for:

Monday, February 04, 2019

This session is only open to registrants of the DCA 2019 Housing Symposium in Savannah, GA

Friday, February 15, 2019, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Macon Training Center

6055 Lakeside Commons Drive

Macon, GA 31210

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=oxnnctzab&oeidk=a07efzftjk1854ba94f

Click for location map

Tuesday February  19, 2019, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Goodwill of North Georgia

929 Joe Frank Harris Parkway

Cartersville, GA 30120

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=oxnnctzab&oeidk=a07efzfvn1c11482424

Click for location map

Thursday, February 21, 2019 10:00am-1:00pm

DCA Norcross Office Location

1854 Shackelford Court Suite 400

Norcross, GA 30093

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=oxnnctzab&oeidk=a07efzfug0aae171451

PLEASE LIMIT ATTENDEES TO 1 PERSON PER AGENCY FOR THIS LOCATION

Click for location map

All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the in person workshops listed above to learn about changes that have been made to the ESG and HOPWA programs for 2019 applications.  In the event that you are unable to attend an in person workshop, or if you would like to see the presentation again after attending in person, DCA will also offer an application workshop webinar on February 28, 2018 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  To attend the webinar, please register using the following link:

Please register for 2019 DCA ESG and HOPWA Application Workshop Webinar on February 28, 2019 9:00 AM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3420009324193522178
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

We appreciate your time in reviewing this information.  Please feel free to pass it along to others within your agency, or to any organization that serves the needs of persons experiencing homelessness in your community.  Should you have questions regarding these workshops, please contact Marion Goulbourne at Marion.Goulbourne@dca.ga.gov or Harvinder K Makkar at Harvinder.Makkar@dca.ga.gov.

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age. For a reasonable accommodation or if you need an alternative format or language, please contact at: (404) 679-4840 or fairhousing@dca.ga.gov.

 

 

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is announcing the 2019 application process for the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program.  The ESG program is designed to provide housing or service resources with the goal of stable housing outcomes for eligible persons, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The HOPWA Program provides resources and incentives to devise long-term comprehensive strategies for meeting the housing needs of low-income persons with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and persons in their family. 

The application process will open on Friday , March 01, 2019 and all applications, supporting materials, and organizational documentation will be due on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 at Noon. 

Please note that there will be a cut-off date for receiving your log-in information for the online system used for applications.  Applicants are able to Register for login information beginning on Friday , March 01, 2019 and ending on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 5:00 pm.  Information regarding the application process for ESG will be posted on our web site at:  https://dca.ga.gov/housing/homeless-special-needs-housing/emergency-solutions-grants/esg-funding-competition. Information regarding the application process for HOPWA will be posted on our website at: https://dca.ga.gov/housing/homeless-special-needs-housing/housing-opportunities-persons-aids-hopwa.

DCA will offer four in person workshops that will go over the programs, the application process, and the application timeline.  Please click the link below to register for the location of your choice.  These workshops are scheduled for:

Monday, February 04, 2019

This session is only open to registrants of the DCA 2019 Housing Symposium in Savannah, GA

Friday, February 15, 2019, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Macon Training Center

6055 Lakeside Commons Drive

Macon, GA 31210

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=oxnnctzab&oeidk=a07efzftjk1854ba94f

Click for location map

Tuesday February  19, 2019, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Goodwill of North Georgia

929 Joe Frank Harris Parkway

Cartersville, GA 30120

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=oxnnctzab&oeidk=a07efzfvn1c11482424

Click for location map

Thursday, February 21, 2019 10:00am-1:00pm

DCA Norcross Office Location

1854 Shackelford Court Suite 400

Norcross, GA 30093

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=oxnnctzab&oeidk=a07efzfug0aae171451

PLEASE LIMIT ATTENDEES TO 1 PERSON PER AGENCY FOR THIS LOCATION

Click for location map

All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the in person workshops listed above to learn about changes that have been made to the ESG and HOPWA programs for 2019 applications.  In the event that you are unable to attend an in person workshop, or if you would like to see the presentation again after attending in person, DCA will also offer an application workshop webinar on February 28, 2018 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  To attend the webinar, please register using the following link:

Please register for 2019 DCA ESG and HOPWA Application Workshop Webinar on February 28, 2019 9:00 AM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3420009324193522178
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

We appreciate your time in reviewing this information.  Please feel free to pass it along to others within your agency, or to any organization that serves the needs of persons experiencing homelessness in your community.  Should you have questions regarding these workshops, please contact Marion Goulbourne at Marion.Goulbourne@dca.ga.gov or Harvinder K Makkar at Harvinder.Makkar@dca.ga.gov.

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age. For a reasonable accommodation or if you need an alternative format or language, please contact at: (404) 679-4840 or fairhousing@dca.ga.gov.

HUD Fair Market Rent (FMR) 2018 has been released. Please use the link below:

https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/fmr/smallarea/

 

FY2018 Small Area FMRs

 

This system provides a lookup of Small Area rents for metropolitan areas. After selecting the desired geography, the user is provided a page containing a summary of the small area FY 2018 rents for the selected area. The metropolitan areas are the same as those used in the calculation of metropolitan area-wide Fair Market Rents. Complete documentation of the development of FY 2018 FMRs (metropolitan area-wide and non-metropolitan county FMRs) is available here: FY 2018 FMR Documentation System.

 

 

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is announcing the 2018 application process for the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program.  The ESG program is designed to provide housing or service resources with the goal of stable housing outcomes for eligible persons, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The HOPWA Program provides resources and incentives to devise long-term comprehensive strategies for meeting the housing needs of low-income persons with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and persons in their family. 

The application process will open on Thursday , March 8, 2018 and all applications, supporting materials, and organizational documentation will be due on  Monday, April 16, 2018 at 5pm. 

Please note that there will be a cut-off date for receiving your log-in information for the online system used for applications.  Applicants are able to Register for login information beginning on Thursday , March 08, 2018 and ending on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm.  Information regarding the application process for ESG will be posted on our web site at:  https://dca.ga.gov/housing/homeless-special-needs-housing/emergency-solutions-grants/esg-funding-competition.  Information regarding the application process for HOPWA will be posted on our website at: https://dca.ga.gov/housing/homeless-special-needs-housing/housing-opportunities-persons-aids-hopwa.

DCA will offer four in person workshops that will go over the programs, the application process, and the application timeline.  Please click the link below to register for the location of your choice.  These workshops are scheduled for:

Thursday March 01, 2018, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

River Edge Behavioral Health Center

175 Emery Highway

Macon, GA  31217

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=oxnnctzab&oeidk=a07ef5628j86566ede3

Click for location map

Friday, March 02, 2018, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

SW Georgia Community Action Council

910 1st Avenue SE

Moultrie, GA 31768

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=oxnnctzab&oeidk=a07ef55yrp8d488bcf2

Click for location map

Monday, March 05, 2018, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Center for Pan Asian Community Services

3510 Shallowford Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30341

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=oxnnctzab&oeidk=a07ef567pnr2cf0b05e

PLEASE LIMIT ATTENDEES TO 1 PERSON PER AGENCY FOR THIS LOCATION

Click for location map

 Wednesday, March 07, 2018 10:30am-1:30pm

Augusta Headquarters Library

823 Telfair St

Augusta, GA 30901

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=oxnnctzab&oeidk=a07ef566c4p24fa9261

Click for location map

All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the in person workshops listed above to learn about changes that have been made to the ESG and HOPWA programs for 2018 applications.  In the event that you are unable to attend an in person workshop, or if you would like to see the presentation again after attending in person, DCA will also offer an application workshop webinar on March 08, 2018 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  To attend the webinar, please register using the following link:

Please register for 2018 DCA ESG and HOPWA Application Workshop on Mar 8, 2018 9:00 AM EDT at:
https://global.gotowebinar.com/register/474396267
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

We appreciate your time in reviewing this information.  Please feel free to pass it along to others within your agency, or to any organization that serves the needs of persons experiencing homelessness in your community.  Should you have questions regarding these workshops, please contact Marion Goulbourne at Marion.Goulbourne@dca.ga.gov or Dr. Harvinder K Makkar at Harvinder.Makkar@dca.ga.gov.

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age. For a reasonable accommodation or if you need an alternative format or language, please contact at: (404) 679-4840 or fairhousing@dca.ga.gov.

Please register for ESG and HOPWA Q and A Session on Mar 28, 2018 10:00 AM EDT at: 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6259248506989318913

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please register for ESG and HOPWA Q and A Session on Apr 4, 2018 1:00 PM EDT at: 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2795536190844377602

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please register for ESG and HOPWA Q and A Session on Apr 6, 2018 10:30 AM EDT at: 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8989869141897245698

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please register for ESG and HOPWA Q and A Session on Apr 11, 2018 10:00 AM EDT at: 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4186408504376466178

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.