Community & Economic Development

Welcome to the Department of Community and Economic Development's Website

The City of Albany, Georgia is an entitlement community that is responsible for administering the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Housing Investment Partnership Program (HOME) programs funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) within its three strategic planning areas which serve as the focus of where federally funded activities are undertaken:

CDBG's Primary Objective

The development of viable urban communities, by providing decent housing and suitable living environments and expanding economic development opportunities principally for persons of low and moderate income.


1. Benefit low and moderate income persons, 
2. Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight; or
3. Urgent Need

HOME's Primary Objective

To expand the supply of decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing for very low-income and low-income households.  


HOME CHDO RFP 2015 (Revised)



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Contact Information

Shelena Hawkins

Phyllis Brown
Deputy Directory

Krystal Wise
Accounting And Grants Manager

Ciceli Vaughn-Brown
Housing Program Manager

Department of Community and Economic Development
230 S. Jackson Street
Suite 315
Albany, Georgia 31701
Phone: 229-483-7650
Fax: 229-430-2737

Housing Division
Suite 333
Phone: 229-483-7694

CDBG Advocacy Video 2015