Department Overview

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The Shelby County Housing Department (SCDH) is part of the Division of Planning and Development, which is a joint division that serves both the City of Memphis and Shelby County government in Tennessee. The mission of SCDH includes responding to housing and community development needs of Shelby County, including the urban county outside the City of Memphis, to remove obstacles that low- and moderate-income residents may encounter across our community.

SCDH is the recipient of federal funds granted to Shelby County by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) programs. Activities associated with the use of these funds are designated for the Shelby County Urban Entitlement Area which include the municipalities of Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland, and Millington as well as unincorporated areas of Shelby County. 

SCDH has been a CDBG Urban Entitlement grantee since 1992 and a HOME participating jurisdiction since 1994. Since that time, SCDH has sought to expand its partnership base in order to utilize existing resources more efficiently and create greater impact for each HUD dollar spent in Shelby County. Since becoming a grantee, SCDH has inspected housing units for code deficiencies and lead hazards, rehabilitated homes to local code standards, made housing units lead safe, and completed various public facility and infrastructure improvements. In an effort to expand housing choice and enhance housing affordability, SCDH has leveraged resources to build a homebuyer revolving loan fund that provides financial assistance to low-to-moderate income individuals in covering a portion of the down payment and closing costs associated with purchasing a home. Funds may be used to purchase an existing home or a newly constructed home anywhere within the boundaries of Shelby County as long as the purchase price does not exceed $200,160. Up to $3,500 is available as a 5 percent loan and repayment terms can extend up to 10 years. This program is locally known as the Down Payment Assistance Program (DPA).

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Notice of Public Hearings

The Shelby County Department of Housing (SCDH) has prepared the proposed Program Year 2020 Annual Action Plan for the period from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 for Shelby County Fiscal Year 2021.  This plan is required by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the receipt of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program Entitlement funds.  The Proposed Annual 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.

SCDH was notified of CDBG and HOME allocation amounts and is basing this proposed plan on actual allocation amounts as follows: $1,197,084.00 in CDBG funds, $650,000.00 in CDBG Prior Year Unallocated funds, $10,000.00 in CDBG Program income, $417,723.00 in HOME grant funds, $150,000.00 in HOME Prior Year Unallocated Funds, $15,000.00 in HOME program income, and $93,987.68 in local match funds for use during Shelby County’s Fiscal Year 2021.  The following table summarizes resources and expenditures in this Proposed Annual Plan:

Anticipated Resources



Total Funds


 $     1,197,084.00

 $      417,723.00

 $       1,614,807.00

Prior Year Unallocated

 $        650,000.00

 $      150,000.00

 $          800,000.00


 $                          -  

 $        93,987.68

 $             93,987.68

Program income

 $           10,000.00

 $        15,000.00

 $             25,000.00


 $     1,857,084.00

 $      676,710.68

 $       2,533,794.68

Project Name




Housing Rehab/Minor Home Repair

 $        350,000.00

 $      572,279.93

 $          922,279.93

CHDO Set-aside

 $                          -  

 $        62,658.45

 $             62,658.45

Community Development/Infrastructure Projects

 $        750,000.00

 $                       -  

 $          750,000.00

Public Service

 $          50,000.00

 $                       -  

 $             50,000.00

Program Delivery

 $        210,000.00

 $                       -  

 $          210,000.00

Administration and Planning

 $        239,416.80

 $        41,772.30

 $          281,189.10


 $     1,599,416.80

 $      676,710.68

 $       2,276,127.48

The Proposed Annual Plan for July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be available for public review from April 1, 2020 through April 30, 2020 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 if they are open to the public:  Benjamin Hooks Central Library, Arlington Library, Bartlett Library, Collierville Library, Germantown Library and Millington Library and by clicking on the Reports and Plans link under the Department of Housing webpage on the Shelby County website at http://www.shelbycountytn.gov/388/Housing. In the event that Shelby County Government and/or libraries are closed to the public, the Proposed Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2020 will still be publicly available electronically at the link above.

In order to solicit public comments on the Proposed Annual Action Plan SCDH will hold an in-person public hearing at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at the Shelby County Code Enforcement, Training Room, 6465 Mullins Station Road Memphis, TN 38134. 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. In addition to an in-person public hearing, there will be two virtual public hearings; Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 11:00am and Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 5:30pm. To join the virtual hearings go to this web address https://zoom.us/j/3793977959 and dial (301) 715-8592. If you plan to attend the public hearings and have special needs, please contact the Department of Housing at (901) 222-7601 by Tuesday, April 14, 2020 and we will work to accommodate you. In the event that Shelby County Government is closed to the public at the time of the in-person public hearing, the hearing will be canceled. The virtual public hearings will still be conducted even if Shelby County Government is closed to the public.

For those unable to attend the public hearings, written comments will be accepted through 4:30 p.m. on May 1, 2020.  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 Program Year 2020 Proposed Action Plan, please contact the Department of Housing at 901-222-7600 or TTY at 901- 222-2301.

Para mas información en español, por favor llame al 901-222-3993.

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

Scott Walkup, Administrator
Department of Housing

Notice to Contractors

Mandatory Contractor Meeting to Discuss Policies and Program Changes- January 2020  

Procurement Policy Change in Relation to 2 CFR 200.319- August 2018