HUD Programs in Gwinnett County
The Gwinnett County Community Development Program office manages grant programs awarded to the County by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by providing the resources for decent, safe, and affordable housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities. Funding for these HUD grant programs is awarded by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners to qualifying nonprofit and government organizations through an annual competition process.

The Community Development Program is administered by W. Frank Newton, Inc., a program management firm for Gwinnett County. 

Click here  to access the FFY 2015 HUD Entitlement Grant Program Applications.


Community Development Block Grant Program
The CDBG program was authorized by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and provides annual grants, on a formula basis, to qualified cities, urban counties like Gwinnett County, and states to implement a wide variety of housing, community and economic development activities. The primary objective of the CDBG program is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low- and moderate-income.

 Local nonprofit organizations, participating Gwinnett County cities, Gwinnett County departments, and local public housing authorities are all encouraged to participate in the annual grant competition. The County evaluates proposed activities based on an assessment of its local needs, goals, priority objectives, and benefits to the community.

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to view the county's funding history.

Click here to view a 2010 report summarizing the successful 25-year history of Gwinnett County's CDBG Program.


HOME Program
The HOME Program, created through the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, provides grant funds to qualifying cities, urban counties like Gwinnett County, and states to help create and preserve affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households.

Funding is awarded by the County to nonprofit and government organizations to create and preserve affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households.
 

Funds may be used to construct, reconstruct, and rehabilitate single-family and multi-family housing, and to provide down payment assistance to qualifying low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers. Click here to view the county's funding history. 


Emergency Solutions Grants Program
Formerly the Emergency Shelter Grant, the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program was created through the passage of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. The ESG funds must be used to provide shelter and supportive services to homeless persons and to provide homelessness prevention activities for low- and moderate-income persons who are in danger of becoming homeless.
Public agencies or nonprofit organizations currently providing services for individuals/families in Gwinnett County who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, or have a recent history (within the last five years) of providing similar services are encouraged to apply for ESG funding. 

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to view the county's funding history.
Recent CDBG/HOME/ESG Grant Awards

Fiscal Year 2012
Fiscal Year 2011
Fiscal Year 2010


Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans
Gwinnett County prepares a new Consolidated Plan every five years that identifies housing, community development, and homeless problems and needs. The plan also establishes measurable goals, priority objectives and strategies to address these identified needs, and contains the County’s proposed investments of HUD Entitlement Grant funds – and other resources – to address the problem/needs. Funding awarded to Gwinnett County by HUD through Annual Action Plans is used to carry out the activities needed to meet the annual goals, objectives, and performance measures proposed in the Consolidated Plan. The current five-year Consolidated Plan and the most recent Annual Action Plans are available for download. 

Click to download these items:

Consolidated Plan 2010 – 2014 (A part of the Gwinnett County 2030 Unified Plan)
Action Plan 2013
Action Plan 2012
Action Plan 2011
Action Plan 2010


Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report
Each year HUD requires that Gwinnett County submit a report on its grant performance and accomplishments through the preparation and submission of the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER contains narratives, tables, and location maps for the activities carried out that year, and reports on the County's progress in addressing the goals, objectives, and performance measures established in the five-year Consolidated Plan and in that year's Annual Action Plan.

The CAPER is made available for public review and comment for a 15-day period prior to submission to HUD. At least one public hearing is held by the County during the 15-day public comment period. The CAPER contains all public comments received during the program year on which the CAPER is reporting.

A list of documents prepared for the current five-year Consolidated Plan is available for download in the 2013 CAPER document.
Program Administration Contact
Gwinnett County Community Development Program Office
446 West Crogan Street, Suite 275
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046
Telephone: 678.518.6008
FAX: 678.518.6071
Email: gchcd@gwinnettcounty.com

Frequently Asked Questions
Click this link for a listing of Frequently Asked Questions related to the housing, community development and homeless activities of the Gwinnett County Community Development Program.

Other Related Resources
HUD Program Guides
CDBG Program Desk Guide
HOME Program Guide

HUD Regulations

Consolidated Plan (24 CFR 91)
Community Development Block Grant Program (24 CFR 570)
HOME Program (24 CFR 92)
Common Rule – Nonprofit Organizations (24 CFR 84)
Common Rule for Government Organizations (24 CFR 85)