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Program Description

Assisting persons who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless and other Georgians with special needs is an important part of DCA's housing mission. In partnership with the Commissioners of the State Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless, DCA administers several programs to assist local housing and supportive service organizations with funds to prevent homelessness, shelter persons in need, provide transitional housing for those with obstacles to independent living, and provide permanent supportive housing to those who are disabled.

In addition to funding programs and associated planning, DCA recently developed the State Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless Directory. This Directory lists homeless and special needs housing organizations operating within the State. While DCA makes an effort to control the content of this Directory, users are cautioned that the listing of an organization in this directory does not imply that the organization is in any way approved or endorsed by DCA. All persons should exercise due diligence and caution when selecting organizations for services, charitable contributions, volunteerism or any related reason. More...

The Emergency Shelter Grant Program provides direct funding to eligible applicants (including nonprofit organizations and local governments) operating homeless housing and service programs to benefit homeless populations. At present, applicants may utilize funds for 1) operation of housing (shelter or transitional) facilities, 2) support services, 3) development of housing or supportive service facilities, 4) homeless prevention, and/or 5) technical assistance.

The Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Program provides supportive housing and related services for low income persons living with HIV or AIDS. The program typically offers direct subsidies of federal funds to nonprofit organizations operating housing and providing supportive services to this population.

Funding requests to the Emergency Shelter Grant and the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS programs are accepted through a single, combined application process. Applications are received once annually (in the Spring) for FY funding from July 1 - June 30. Applications are also received on a limited basis during the course of the fiscal year based upon the urgency of the request and the availability of funds. For upcoming 2005 workshops, refer to the 2005 ESG, HOPWA and Continuum of Care Workshops memo.

To learn more about these programs or how to apply for these funds, see the Supportive Housing Application and Guidelines (coming soon) or select from the menu below. Additional questions regarding the Emergency Shelter Grant or the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS programs may be directed to Phillis Thomas with DCA's Office of the State Housing Trust Fund.

In order to enhance program design, better serve homeless populations, expand the capacity of our grantees, and broaden our partnerships with outside agencies that serve homeless persons, DCA is currently implementing several initiatives and is seeking your participation. Please have a look, and contact with questions or comments.

  • Best Practices Technical Assistance Program (PDF)
  • Balance of State Continuum of Care Planning
  • Consolidated 2005 ESG and HOPWA Application Guidelines (coming soon)

Downloads & Related Links

State Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless Directory
Emergency Shelter Grant Program
Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Program
Balance of State Continuum of Care Planning
Permanent Supportive Housing Program
Georgia Housing Search

Best Practices Technical Assistance Program (PDF)
2005 ESG, HOPWA and Continuum of Care Workshops memo (PDF)

Contact Information

Contact Tina Moore at (404) 327-6870 or by email.

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