Housing

Department Responsibilities


Are you eligible to receive loans or grants to rehabilitate your home? Does your home contain lead-based paint hazards? Are you interested in becoming a homeowner, but aren't sure who to turn to for assistance? Shelby County Department of Housing can help you answer these questions.

Guided by a mission to respond to housing and community development needs of Shelby County, the Department of Housing strives to remove many obstacles that low and moderate-income residents may encounter. From the development of affordable housing to neighborhood parks, the Department of Housing is making Shelby County a better place to live.

For information on Department of Housing programs and services, click the relevant tabs to learn more.

Programs & Services


For an overview of programs and services, click the relevant tabs on the left to learn more; Fair Housing, Rehabilitation Program, Down Payment Assistance Program, Lead Program, and Community Development Block Grant.

Para mas información en Español, por favor llame al (901) 222-4289.

To access information for the hearing or speech impaired call (901) 222-2301.

Notice of Public Hearings


Shelby County Department of Housing will hold a public hearing to discuss Shelby County housing and community development needs in preparation of the Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Action Plan (HUD Program Year 2018) at the following date, time and location:  

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Shelby County Code Enforcement, Training Room, 6465 Mullins Station Road Memphis, TN 38134. Attendees should enter the Code Enforcement Building through the Training Room entrance; upon walking up to the building, attendees will need to follow to the signage that leads to the Training Room.

If you plan to attend the public hearing and have special needs, please contact the Department of Housing at (901) 222-7600 by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2018 and we will work to accommodate you. Citizen input and public participation is strongly encouraged.  

The FY 2019 Annual Action Plan establishes the basis for the use of entitlement funds for the period of July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019.  The primary purpose of this hearing is to receive comments on community development needs for the FY 2019 Annual Action Plan which is the entitlement grant application to HUD for the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Grant.  Shelby County anticipates receiving $1,122,171 in CDBG and $297,307 in HOME funds in Program Year 2018. Shelby County expects to submit the Annual Plan to HUD on or before May 15, 2018 following a 30 day review and comment period.

The hearing will also provide an update on current activities under the CDBG and HOME Programs, information on Section 3 contracting opportunities; and will provide information on other programs operated by the Department of Housing. 

Additionally, Shelby County Department of Housing is proposing an amendment to the Consolidated Plan which would cancel the Fair Housing activity. This amendment would allow for the Fair Housing services to be brought in-house and would result in the reallocation of $50,000 to rehabilitation and minor home repair activities. Citizens may comment on this proposed amendment during the public comment period which ends February 21, 2018.


Persons wishing to comment on the FY 2019 Annual Action Plan and/or the proposed amendment to the Consolidated Plan may do so by writing to Ms. Sydney McGhee (Sydney.mcghee@shelbycountytn.gov), Shelby County Department of Housing, 1075 Mullins Station Road, Memphis, TN 38134. Shelby County will schedule an additional public hearing in April 2018 to present the draft Annual Action Plan for FY 2019 for public comment before it is submitted to HUD.  For additional information contact the Department of Housing at 901-222-7600 or TTY at 901-222-2300.


The Shelby County Department of Housing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.  Equal opportunity/equal access provider. 

Para mas información en Español, por favor llame al 901-222-4289.


​Internship Opportunity

Download the notice of internship availability for Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 here.


National Disaster Resilience Competition Grant Award



As a result of successful applications under Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the NDR Competition, Shelby County has been awarded a National Disaster Resilience Grant in the amount of $60,445,163. Complete information on Shelby County’s NDR applications and the successful projects can be found at www.resilientshelby.com To learn more about the NDR applications, the NDR award, NDR projects, and to view the Shelby County NDR Action Plan and monitor the progress of the grant award through Quarterly Performance Reports (QPRs), please click on the Resilient Shelby link above and click on the Documents tab on the website.