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).

Para mas información en Español, por favor llame al (901) 222-3993.

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Notice of Public Hearings

Shelby County has received a special allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis. The CARES Act made available $5 billion in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds. Of this amount, the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is immediately allocating $2 billion based on the fiscal year 2020 CDBG formula. The remaining $3 billion shall be allocated based on needs using best available data, in the following tranches: $1 billion shall be allocated to States and insular areas within 45 days of enactment of the Cares Act, and $2 billion shall be distributed to states and local governments at the discretion of the Secretary. Up to $10 million will be set aside for technical assistance. Given the immediate needs faced by our communities, HUD has announced the first allocation of funds. Shelby County’s allocation is $704,206 in CDBG-CV funds to address the needs in low- to moderate- income areas of Shelby County outside of the City of Memphis.

On April 1, 2020, HUD released a memorandum on Availability of Waivers of Community Planning and Development (CPD) Grant Program and Consolidated Plan Requirements to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 and Mitigate Economic Impacts Caused by COVID-19. Two waivers were made available in relation to consolidated plan requirements and are detailed in the full public notice. Shelby County Government proposes amending the Citizen Participation Plan in order to use the two waivers to consolidated plan requirements through the end of program year 2020 which is June 30, 2021.

Read the entire public notice: https://www.shelbycountytn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/36785/PUBLIC-NOTICE_Substantial-Amendment_PY-19_Allocation-of-CDBG-CV-and-CPP-Amend

In order to solicit public comments on the Amendment to the Consolidated Plan and Proposed Citizen Participation Plan, SCDH will hold a virtual public hearing; Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 5:30pm. To join the virtual hearing go to this web address https://zoom.us/j/3793977959 or dial (301) 715-8592 and enter meeting ID: 3793977959. If you plan to attend the public hearing and have special needs, please contact the Department of Housing at Sydney.wright@shelbycountytn.gov by Monday, May 4, 2020 and we will work to accommodate you.

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 Amendment to the Consolidated Plan and/or the Proposed Citizen Participation Plan, please contact the Sydney Wright or for 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

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