Housing

Department Responsibilities


Are you eligible to receive loans or grants to rehabilitate your home? Does your home contain lead-based paint hazards? Are you interested in becoming a homeowner, but aren't sure who to turn to for assistance? Shelby County Department of Housing can help you answer these questions.

Guided by a mission to respond to housing and community development needs of Shelby County, the Department of Housing strives to remove many obstacles that low and moderate-income residents may encounter. From the development of affordable housing to neighborhood parks, the Department of Housing is making Shelby County a better place to live.

For information on Department of Housing programs and services, click the relevant tabs to learn more.

Programs & Services


For an overview of programs and services, click the relevant tabs on the left to learn more; Fair Housing, Rehabilitation Program, Down Payment Assistance Program, Lead Program, and Community Development Block Grant.

Para mas información en Español, por favor llame al (901) 222-4289.

To access information for the hearing or speech impaired call (901) 222-2301.

Notice of Public Hearings

Shelby County Department of Housing will hold a public hearing to discuss Shelby County housing and community development needs in preparation for the Consolidated Plan for FY 2020 through 2024 as well as the Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Action Plan (HUD Program Year 2019) at the following date, time and location:  

Thursday, January 31 at 5:30 p.m. Shelby County Code Enforcement, Training Room, 6465 Mullins Station Road Memphis, TN 38134. Attendees should enter the Code Enforcement Building through the Training Room entrance; upon walking up to the building, attendees will need to follow the signage that leads to the Training Room.

If you plan to attend the public hearing and have special needs, please contact the Department of Housing at (901) 222-7600 by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, January 24, 2019 and we will work to accommodate you. Citizen input and public participation is strongly encouraged. 

The consolidated planning process for FY 2020-2024 serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the CPD formula block grant programs Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program. The FY 2020 Annual Action Plan establishes the basis for the use of entitlement funds for the period of July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.  The primary purpose of this hearing is to receive comments on community development needs in order to consider them in the consolidated planning process for the FY 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan as well as for the FY 2020 Annual Action Plan. Shelby County anticipates receiving level funding for the upcoming program year; $1,204,506 in CDBG and $406,554 in HOME funds in Program Year 2019. Shelby County expects to submit the Consolidated Plan for FY 2020-2024 and the Annual Plan for FY 2020 to HUD on or before May 15, 2019 following a 30 day review and comment period.

The hearing will also provide an update on current activities under the CDBG and HOME Programs, information on Section 3 contracting opportunities; and will provide information on other programs operated by the Department of Housing. 

Persons wishing to comment on the Consolidated Plan for FY 2020-2024 and/or the FY 2020 Annual Action Plan may do so by writing to Ms. Sydney Wright (Sydney.wright@shelbycountytn.gov), Shelby County Department of Housing, 1075 Mullins Station Road, Memphis, TN 38134. Shelby County will schedule an additional public hearing in April 2019 to present the draft Consolidated Plan for FY 2020-2024 and the Annual Action Plan for FY 2020 for public comment before it is submitted to HUD.  For additional information contact the Department of Housing at 901-222-7600 or TTY at 901-222-2300.

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 the provision of services.  Equal opportunity/equal access provider. 

Para mas información en Español, por favor llame al 901-222-4289.



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National Disaster Resilience Competition Grant Award



As a result of successful applications under Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the NDR Competition, Shelby County has been awarded a National Disaster Resilience Grant in the amount of $60,445,163. Complete information on Shelby County’s NDR applications and the successful projects can be found at www.resilientshelby.com To learn more about the NDR applications, the NDR award, NDR projects, and to view the Shelby County NDR Action Plan and monitor the progress of the grant award through Quarterly Performance Reports (QPRs), please click on the Resilient Shelby link above and click on the Documents tab on the website.