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

The Shelby County Department of Housing (SCDH) has prepared the proposed Program Year 2018 Annual Action Plan for the period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 for Shelby County Fiscal Year 2019.  This plan is required by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the receipt of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Grant Entitlement funds.  The Proposed Annual Plan describes activities proposed by SCDH to address housing and community development needs, especially needs in low- to moderate- income areas of Shelby County outside of the City of Memphis.

SCDH has not yet been notified of CDBG and HOME allocation amounts and is basing this proposed plan on an assumption of funding equal to the current Program Year as follows: $1,122,171.00 in CDBG funds, $10,000.00 in CDBG Program income, $297,307.00 in HOME grant funds, $15,000.00 in HOME program income, and 
$66,895.00 in local match funds for use during Shelby County’s Fiscal Year 2019.  The following table summarizes resources and expenditures in this Proposed Annual Plan:


Anticipated Resources



Total Funds


 $  1,122,171.00

 $  297,307.00

 $  1,413,601.00


 $                       -  

 $    66,895.00

 $        66,895.00

Program income

 $        10,000.00

 $    15,000.00

 $        25,000.00


 $  1,132,171.00

 $  379,202.00

 $  1,511,373.00

Project Name




Housing Rehab/Minor Home Repair

 $      509,479.00

 $  304,875.00

 $      814,354.00

CHDO Set-aside

 $                       -  

 $    44,597.00

 $        44,597.00

Community Development Project (s)

 $      200,000.00

 $                   -  

 $      200,000.00

Program Delivery

 $      198,258.00

 $                   -  

 $      198,258.00

Administration and Planning

 $      224,434.00

 $    29,730.00

 $      254,164.00


 $  1,132,171.00

 $  379,202.00

 $  1,511,373.00

If these anticipated resources differ from actual 2018 Program Year allocations, SCDH proposes adjusting funding for each activity either up or down according to the following order of priority: Priority 1- Housing Rehabilitation and Minor Home Repair; Priority 2 - Community Development Projects responsive to high priority non-housing community development needs; and Priority 3: Community Development Project(s).

The Proposed Annual Plan for July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 will be available for public review from April 1, 2018 through April 30, 2018 at the Shelby County Department of Housing, 1075 Mullins Station Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38134 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Additionally, these documents will be available at the following library branches in Shelby County:  Benjamin Hooks Central Library, Arlington Library, Bartlett Library, Collierville Library, Germantown Library and Millington Library and  by clicking on the Reports and Plans link under the Department of Housing webpage on the Shelby County website at http://www.shelbycountytn.gov/388/Housing.

In order to solicit public comments on the Annual Action Plan SCDH will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the Shelby County Code Enforcement, Training Room, 6465 Mullins Station Road Memphis, TN 38134. The training room can be accessed directly from the parking lot west of the Code Enforcement building. Attendees should park and follow the signage that leads to the training room. If you plan to attend this hearing and have special needs, please contact the Department of Housing at (901) 222-7601 by Wednesday April 11, 2018 and we will work to accommodate you.

For those unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted through 4:30 p.m. on May 1, 2018.  Written comments should be addressed to Ms. Sydney McGhee (Sydney.mcghee@shelbycountytn.gov), Shelby County Department of Housing, 1075 Mullins Station Road, Memphis, TN 38134. SCDH will respond to written comments within five working days of their receipt.  For questions concerning the Program Year 2018 Proposed Action Plan, please contact the Department of Housing at 901-222-7600 or TTY at 901- 222-2300.

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

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 provision of services. Equal opportunity/equal access provider. 

​Internship Opportunity

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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.