Housing

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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 a draft of the Federal 5-Year Consolidated Plan for Shelby County Fiscal Years 2020-2024 and the Annual Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020). The 5-Year Consolidated Plan addresses the proposed use of funds received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development during Federal Fiscal Years 2019-2023. The Annual Action Plan for FY2020 (HUD Program Year 2019) 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 Action 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.

At this time, SCDH has not yet been notified of CDBG and HOME allocation amounts and is basing this proposed 5-Year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan on an assumption of funding equal to the current Program Year (PY18) as follows: $1,204,506.00 in CDBG funds, $10,000.00 in CDBG Program income, $406,554.00 in HOME grant funds, $15,000.00 in HOME program income, and

$91,474.65 in local match funds for use during Shelby County’s Fiscal Year 2020.  The following table summarizes resources and expenditures in the Proposed Annual Plan for FY20:

Anticipated Resources

CDBG

HOME

Total Funds

Allocation

 $  1,204,506.00

 $      406,554.00

 $  1,611,060.00

Match

 $                       -  

 $        91,474.65

 $        91,474.65

Program income

 $        10,000.00

 $        15,000.00

 $        25,000.00

TOTAL AVAILABLE

 $  1,214,506.00

 $      513,028.65

 $  1,727,534.65

Project Name

CDBG

HOME

TOTAL

Housing Rehab/Minor Home Repair

 $      508,944.80

 $      411,390.15

 $      920,334.95

CHDO Set-aside

 -

 $        60,983.10

 $        60,983.10

Community Development Projects

 $      200,000.00

 $                       -  

 $      200,000.00

Public Service

 $        50,000.00

 $                       -  

 $        50,000.00

Program Delivery

 $      212,660.00

 $                       -  

 $      212,660.00

Administration and Planning

 $      242,901.20

 $        40,655.40

 $      283,556.60

TOTAL

 $  1,214,506.00

 $      513,028.65

 $  1,727,534.65

If these anticipated resources differ from actual 2019 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: Public Service Activities.

In addition to the 5-Year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan, SCDH also proposes cancelling the following projects from the current FY2014-2019 5-Year Consolidated Plan: Mill Street Outfall Improvements in Collierville for AP2, Downtown Collierville Greenbelt Trail in Collierville for AP3, and Mill Street Culvert Improvements in Collierville for AP3. These projects did not remain a priority during the current 5-Year Consolidated planning period. SCDH proposes amending the current Consolidated Plan by cancelling these projects and making the funds originally budgeted for these activities unallocated funds.

Finally, the SCDH has worked with a consultant to complete an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI). The AI will be available on April 15, 2019 on the Department of Housing webpage on the Shelby County Government website at the following link:  http://www.shelbycountytn.gov/3103/Reports-and-Plans

The Proposed 5-Year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan for July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 will be available for public review from April 1, 2019 through April 30, 2019 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 accessing this webpage on the Department of Housing webpage on the Shelby County Government website at the following link: http://www.shelbycountytn.gov/3103/Reports-and-Plans


In order to solicit public comments on the 5-Year Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan for FY20 and the Amendment to the current Consolidated Plan, SCDH will hold several public hearings; please see the list below:

  1. Monday April 15, 2019 at 5:00pm- Shelby County Code Enforcement, Training Room, 6465 Mullins Station Road Memphis, TN 38134.
  2. Wednesday April 17, 2019 at 5:45pm- Collierville Library, Halle Meeting Room, 501 Poplar View Pkwy Collierville, TN 38017.
  3. Tuesday April 23, 2019 at 5:30pm- Bartlett Library, Main Meeting Room, 5884 Stage Road Bartlett, TN 38134.

For the public hearing on Monday April 15, 2019, 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 any of these public hearings and have special needs, please contact the Department of Housing at (901) 222-7601 by Wednesday April 10, 2019 and we will work to accommodate you.

For those unable to attend the public hearings, written comments will be accepted through 4:30 p.m. on April 30, 2019.  Written comments should be addressed to Ms. Sydney Wright (Sydney.wright@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 5-Year Consolidated Plan, Program Year 2019 Proposed Annual Action Plan, Amendment to the current Consolidated Plan, and/or the AI, 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.

Lee Harris  

Shelby County Mayor

Attest:

Scott Walkup, Administrator

Department of Housing





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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.