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 (SCDH) is preparing its Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER) for the program year that began July 1, 2017 and ended June 30, 2018.  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 to amend its Citizen Participation Plan required at 24 CFR 91.105 Citizen participation plan for local governments. Lastly, SCDH is proposing an amendment to the Consolidated Plan which would correct the CDBG budget for two projects; Housing Rehabilitation and Minor Home Repair and Administration and Planning.

SCDH utilized approximately $763,651 in Community Development Block Grant funds and $224,881 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 will change the PY 18 budgeted amount of CDBG funds for project “Housing Rehabilitation and Minor Home Repair” to $558,944 and project “Administration and Planning” to $242,901. Approximately $114,875 CDBG funds would be transferred from the originally budgeted $673,820 for “Housing Rehabilitation and Minor Home Repair” to be added to the originally budgeted $128,026 for “Administration and Planning”. This amendment is needed to correct a typo/miscalculation in the CDBG budget for the two projects and does not materially change SCDH’s priorities, goals or ability to achieve the goals set out in the Consolidated Plan.

The CAPER, the proposed Citizen Participation Plan, and the proposed amended Consolidated Plan will be available for public review from Tuesday, August 28, 2018 through Thursday, September 27, 2018 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 CAPER, the proposed Citizen Participation Plan, and the proposed amended Consolidated Plan may also be reviewed on the Shelby County website: http://www.shelbycountytn.gov/3103/Reports-and-Plans. 

Citizens may review and comment on the proposed Citizen Participation Plan and the proposed amended Consolidated Plan during the public comment period which will run from Tuesday, August 28, 2018 through Thursday, September 27, 2018.

To solicit comments on the CAPER, the proposed Citizen Participation Plan, and the proposed amendment to the Consolidated Plan, SCDH will host a public hearing on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. 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 4:30 p.m. September 27, 2018 and 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, proposed Citizen Participation Plan, 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. Thursday September 13, 2018 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.




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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.