OFFICE OF HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Emily Giordano Assistant Director, Economic Development
Welcome the Office of Housing and Community Development, your resource for housing and community development information within the City of Atlanta.
Mission: We promote the development of affordable housing and community development policies. Our office maintains fiscal oversight and management for state and federal development contracts and programs valued in excess of $30 million dollars. We actively seek partnerships with both public and private developers of affordable housing to expand our capacity and reach.
Vision: To support programs and projects that help to stabilize neighborhoods, produce affordable housing stock, and enhance the quality of life for the people and places we serve.
Values: We care about maintaining our core values and stewardship over housing resources. As we align our work with the larger vision for the Department of City Planning, we maintain our commitment to: Affordability, People, Neighborhoods, Economic Vitality, Revitalization and Stabilization efforts.
Our office is organized into 3 distinct divisions that focus on various programs and projects throughout the City of Atlanta all of which are committed to improving the lives of the people we serve.
- The Division of Housing manages a variety of programs and projects to include but not limited to: Multifamily Housing Program, Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Lead Safe Atlanta, Limited Home Repair, Section 8 and several other place based projects in our portfolio.
- The Division of Neighborhood Revitalization works to establish a model that focuses on creating cradle-to-career opportunities, developing mixed-income and inclusive communities, and retaining legacy residents. Using place and people based strategies, we work with public and private partners to improve the lives of residents in highly distressed and under-invested communities. The Neighborhood Revitalization Division has a specific focus on the Westside neighborhoods of English Avenue, Vine City, Ashview Heights, and the Atlanta University Center. The Division is co-lead along with the Atlanta Housing Authority for University Choice Neighborhoods and manages the Westside Promise Zone, a federal designation providing preference for funding and human capital to improve distressed communities.
- The Division of Economic Development contributes to the neighborhood revitalization efforts of the City of Atlanta and Department of City Planning through the integration of targeted programs, outreach and coordination focused on investment in neighborhood commercial areas. We partner with community-based organizations to identify how underutilized business districts can be re-energized to become more welcoming places that will attract needed goods and services. We also seek to support the small businesses that serve our neighborhoods and encourage entrepreneurs looking to fill a vacant storefront.
PLEASE NOTE: Our Office has temporarily relocated. When entering from 68 Mitchell Street, take the elevators to the 4th floor.
Things that we can do to help!
Do you need down payment assistance for a new home?
Are you seeking an affordable home for sale in the City of Atlanta?
Are you interested in Section 8 housing?
Are you interested in having your pre-1978 home or apartment tested for lead?
Would you like to learn about the State of Georgia Housing Choice program?
HOUSING PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES:
2013 ANALYSIS OF IMPEDIMENTS TO FAIR HOUSING CHOICE STUDY
In compliance with the Federal Fair Housing Act, the City of Atlanta administers its housing and urban development programs in a manner as to affirmatively further fair housing (AFFH). As a direct recipient of CDBG funds from U.S. HUD, the City is required periodically to conduct an assessment of the barriers to housing choice and to develop a plan for overcoming the impediments identified. Any actions, omissions or decisions taken because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or familial status that restrict housing choices are considered "impediments".
Public input from ALL Atlanta residents is very important to this process. Tell us what you think!! Take the brief Fair Housing Opinion Survey today.
Under our HOME program, we offer financial assistance to Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) and for-profit organizations to create affordable single family and multifamily developments. In addition, a portion of the HOME funds are provided to Invest Atlanta for home buyer down payment assistance. The HOME program targets households at or below 80% of the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area Median Income (AMI).
Are You Looking for Down Payment Assistance to Purchase a Home? Click Here.
Want more information about Housing Development? Click here.
Want more information about Multifamily Development? Click here.
Interested in developing affordable housing in the City of Atlanta?
The Office of Housing implements housing development projects, while the City of Atlanta’s Office of Grants Management (OGM) manages the application for funding process. Click here for information about the application process.
Spotlight Project: Columbia at MLK Senior
NSP - NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION PROGRAM
The Office of Housing has direct administrative oversight, management and implementation of the city’s NSP. It’s designed to help revitalize neighborhoods and address the national foreclosure crisis. NSP grants allow municipalities to use funds to purchase abandoned, bank-owned foreclosures to help stabilize communities hit hardest by the crisis. More Info
Are You Interested in Purchasing or Renting a NSP Home or NSP Apartment in the City of Atlanta?
Check out our featured homes.
Want more information about NSP? Click here
Spotlight NSP Project: Retreat at Edgewood
SECTION 8 MODERATE REHAB PROGRAM
Our Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program provides rental subsidy (or reduced rent) to four properties:
Santa Fe Villas – 2370 Metropolitan Pkwy, Atlanta, Georgia, 30315, (404) 559-1313
Edgewood Center – 187 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303, (404) 524-4408
Vanira Village – 8-24 Vanira Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30315, (404) 629-9600
Washington Street Apartments – 949-953 Washington Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30315, (404) 895-3016
Want more information about Section 8 Moderate Rehab Program? Click here
The City of Atlanta does not offer Section 8 housing vouchers. We do not issue or accept applications for Section 8 vouchers at any time.
Are you looking for a Section 8 apartment or home to rent?
If your answer is yes, please contact the Atlanta Housing Authority (404) 892-4700 or, the Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs Housing Choice Voucher Program (404) 327-7912.
Spotlight Section 8 Moderate Rehab Project: Sante Fe Villas