About Us

The Clayton County HUD Programs administers a variety of programs funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The County became an Entitlement community in 1998 and since then has received over $48.8 million.  Annually the HUD Programs is awarded an average of 2.7 million dollars, which is then made available to county agencies, nonprofit organizations, municipalities and other entities serving low- to moderate-income residents.  HUD-funded projects are intended to address the following County objectives:

  • Decent Housing— Ensuring the provision of decent, safe and sanitary housing options for low- and moderate income households.
  • Affordable Housing – Increasing access to affordable housing for low- and moderate income households.
  • Suitable Living Environments– Improving the safety and livable of neighborhoods for low- and moderate income persons.
  • Community Development –To acquire, construct, or rehabilitate public facilities; provide equipment purchased for public service activities; or provide overall program administration and management resulting in improvements in the social, economic, and physical environment for low- and moderate-income individuals and/or households.
  • Homeless Prevention – Increasing shelter and housing options for homeless or near homeless individuals and families. Prevent homelessness through case management and rent/utility assistance.
  • Economic Development–Promoting economic development for the benefit of low- and moderate-income communities and households through the provision of job creation and retention.

Under these guidelines projects that have been implemented include but are not limited to:

  • Infrastructure Improvements
  • Homeless Shelter and Transitional Housing Operations
  • Youth Development and Enrichment Opportunities
  • Park Renovations
  • Homeownership Down Payment Assistance
  • Essential Home Repairs for Seniors, Veterans and Disabled Persons
  • Rent and Utility Assistance
  • Slum and Blight Removal


The HUD Programs provides management and oversight for the following grants:

Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

HOME Investment Partnership (HOME)