Welcome, Commissioner Corbin
Gretchen Corbin becomes Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs effective August 1, 2013. At her swearing-in ceremony on July 30, Governor Nathan Deal charged Ms. Corbin with leadership of the agency that has, since 1977, managed state and federal funds dedicated to community development, economic development financing and housing activities for the State of Georgia.
Exceeding Excellence Program Overview
Did you receive excellent service from a DCA staffer? If so, DCA wants to hear about it!
DCA's Exceeding Excellence Customer Service Recognition Program allows you to recognize a job "very well done." The program represents an innovative effort that allows DCA team members and our external customers to recognize DCA team members for providing excellent customer service that goes above and beyond normal job duties.
An overview is provided below:
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Nineteen Cities Selected for Georgia’s Main Street Start-up Program (11/25/2013)
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (GDCA) announced today that 19 new Georgia cities will become part of the Main Street Start-up Program, which provides technical assistance to communities looking to improve their downtowns. These cities will work during 2014 to meet state and national criteria to become designated Main Street programs eligible for national accreditation by 2015.
Voluntary Guidelines Released for Schools’ Carbon Monoxide Detectors (9/11/2013)
Voluntary Guidelines Released for Schools’ Carbon Monoxide Detectors by DCA's State Codes Advisory Committee
Home Help Resource Fair in Macon this Saturday (9/10/2013)
HomeSafe Georgia and CCCS of Middle GA will be joined by Congressman Sanford Bishop at a free Home Help resource fair in Macon at the Central Georgia Technical College (Building H) from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.on Saturday, September 14th.
Bells Ring Out on Stone Mountain (8/29/2013)
DCA Commissioner Gretchen Corbin, MLK Jr. Advisory Council Chairman Senator Emanuel Jones Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the March for Jobs and Freedom and Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech at Stone Mountain ceremony this week.
$37.5 Million in CDBG Awards Announced by DCA (8/9/2013)
On behalf of Governor Nathan Deal, DCA's Commissioner Gretchen Corbin has announced the award of over $37.5 milllion in Community Development Block Grant Awards to over 70 communities.
DCA's New Leadership and Board Members Welcomed (8/8/2013)
New DCA Commissioner, Board Officers and Board Members begin service
Gretchen Corbin Becomes Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs (8/1/2013)
Gretchen Corbin becomes Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, effective today, August 1, 2013.
GEORGIA BETTER HOMETOWN AND MAIN STREET PROGRAMS MERGE, (7/10/2013)
Georgia Main Street and Better Hometown programs merge, and become Georgia's Classic Main Street. Program now open for new applicants.
DCA’s Office of Research & Surveys
The Office of Research and Surveys, in the Local Government Assistance Division, provides accurate, up-to-date information on a variety of topics related to local government in Georgia. Many of the surveys that local governments complete each year are governed by state law, meant to help provide a high level of transparency in government for Georgia's citizens.
If you want to see where the money goes in your local government, or if you'd like to see how other governments of similar sizes "get things done around town" you can check out the Report of Local Government Finances. It's a great resource not only for elected officials, planners and accountants, but also for citizens and students. Likewise, the annual Government Management Indicators Report (GOMI) provides comparisons for governments of similar sizes. Can a small city or rural county afford a sewer system, or a parks and recreation program, or a professional planning staff? The GOMI report can help supply the information to make an informed decision. The most popular annual report is a voluntary one (the others are required by Georgia law): The Wage and Salary Survey. It provides salary ranges for a variety of public sector jobs in Georgia, organized by the size of the community. The information in this report can help local governments determine a competitive wage when hiring for a new position.
The Office of Research and Surveys publishes a wide array of information on the Department's website, but due to space and time constraints, doesn't publish all the data they collect. For a complete list of the various reports we provide each year, see this page. The staff can provide additional information upon request, so if you don't see what you're looking for, contact Jonathan Sharpe at email@example.com.
Legal Notice for CDBG Method of Distribution
Georgia Housing and Finance Authority Request for Qualifications RFQ
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING BOND ISSUES
The Georgia Housing and Finance Authority is pleased to request proposals (“RFP”) from firms to serve as Senior Managing Underwriter(s) or as Co-Managers/Selling Group Pool members for future issues of single family housing bonds. Additional information concerning the RFP can be found at: Request for Proposals for Single Family Housing Bond Issues.
American Recovery and Re-Investment Act (ARRA)
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