The Hall County Financial Services department manages grant programs awarded to the County by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by providing the resources for decent, safe, and affordable housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities.
Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)
The CDBG program was authorized by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and provides annual grants, on a formula basis, to implement a wide variety of housing, community and economic development activities. The primary objective of the CDBG program is to develop viable communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low- and moderate-income.
HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
The HOME Program, created through the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, provides grant funds to help create and preserve affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households. Funding is awarded by the County to nonprofit and government organizations to create and preserve affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households.
Funds may be used to construct, reconstruct, and rehabilitate single-family and multi-family housing. Down payment assistance is also available to qualifying low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers.