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, 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 (SCDH) is preparing its Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER) for the program year that began July 1, 2018 and ended June 30, 2019. The CAPER is required by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) to describe CDBG and HOME activities undertaken by SCDH to address housing and community development needs, especially in low- and moderate-income areas of Shelby County, outside the City of Memphis. SCDH is also proposing an amendment to the Consolidated Plan which would cancel the Collierville Haley Road sewer project, increase funding for the Bartlett Municipal Park ADA Improvements project, and fund the Lakeland Zadie Keuhl Park ADA Improvements project.
SCDH utilized approximately $1,196,253 in Community Development Block Grant funds and $253,572 in HOME funds for the following activities: low-to-moderate income housing rehabilitation and minor home repair; infrastructure/community development improvements to benefit low-to-moderate communities within the Urban County; administrative expenses; and program delivery costs.
Shelby County Department of Housing is proposing an amendment to the Consolidated Plan which would cancel the Collierville Haley Road sewer project scheduled for funding in PY19. Due to an emergency situation for residents, the project had to be completed immediately with other funds. SCDH proposes now using the $100,000 in CDBG funds originally budgeted for the Collierville Haley Road sewer project for the Bartlett Municipal Park ADA Improvements project which was recently out for bid. Based on the bid results for the Bartlett Municipal Park ADA Improvements, this project will exceed the previously budgeted $200,000 in CDBG funds. This amendment will bring the Bartlett Municipal Park ADA Improvements project to $300,000 in CDBG funding. In addition, SCDH proposes using $200,000 unallocated CDBG funds to complete a Lakeland Zadie Keuhl Park ADA Improvements project. Unallocated CDBG funds will be used to replace an outdated and heavily worn playground with a new and inclusive and ADA accessible playground and surface; this will be the first inclusive playground for Lakeland.
The CAPER will be available for public review and comment from Saturday, August 31, 2019 through Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the office of SCDH (1075 Mullins Station Rd., Memphis, TN 38134), the Arlington Public Library, the Collierville Public Library, the Germanton Public Library, the Millington Public Library, and the following branches of the Memphis & Shelby County Public Library: Benjamin L. Hooks and Bartlett. The proposed amendment to the Consolidated Plan will be available for public review and comment at the same locations as the CAPER but during the following period: Saturday, August 31, 2019 through Sunday, September 29, 2019. The CAPER and the proposed amended Consolidated Plan may also be reviewed on the Shelby County website: http://www.shelbycountytn.gov/3103/Reports-and-Plans
To solicit comments on the CAPER and the proposed amendment to the Consolidated Plan, SCDH will host a public hearing on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 5:30pm at the 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. Additionally, written comments or suggestions will be accepted through 8:00 a.m. on September 16, 2019 on the CAPER and through 8:00 a.m. on September 30, 2019 on the proposed amendment to the Consolidated Plan. Written comments should be directed to Mrs. Sydney Wright at Shelby County Department of Housing, 1075 Mullins Station Road, Memphis, TN 38134. SCDH will respond to all written comments within 15 working days of receipt. For questions concerning the public hearing, CAPER, or proposed Consolidated Plan Amendment, please contact the Department of Housing at 901-222-7600 or TTY at 901- 222-2300.
Those with special needs that plan to attend the public hearing are encouraged to contact SCDH at (901) 222-7600 or TTY at 901- 222-2300 by 4:30 p.m. Friday September 6, 2019 and we will work to accommodate you.
Para mas información en Español, por favor llame al 901-222-2088.
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.
Shelby County Mayor
Scott Walkup, Administrator
Department of Housing
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.