Community Development


The mission of the Community Development Department is to develop viable urban communities that principally benefit low-to-moderate income persons and work collaboratively with nonprofit agencies, governmental entities at all levels, the business community, the faith-based community, residents, and schools.

In achieving its mission, the Community Development  Department works primarily with funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the provision of resources to carry out the long-term objectives that address HUD’s three overarching goals: 

1. The provision of decent and affordable housing for low to moderate income persons residing in DeKalb County
2. To provide a suitable living environment, public facilities, infrastructure, and expanded community services, principally  benefiting low to-moderate income persons

3. To expand economic opportunities, increase and retain new and existing jobs, and revitalize economically depressed areas that principally serve low to moderate-income areas.

Citizens and interested parties are encouraged to visit this site for continued updates to these programs.



Join the Community Development Dept. and ULGA on January 4th for an Information Session to learn more about the Winter 2018 Growth Accelerator program. The objective of the information session is to provide prospective participants with detailed information on the Start-Up Accelerator program including details about the classes, coaching, training, and access to small business services. Our Growth Accelerator program will transform you into a stronger and more efficient CEO.

Registration for the Winter 2018 Growth Accelerator is open. Click HERE to register. The program begins Thursday, Jan. 18 to Mar. 15, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. and the program fee is $99 per person.


UPCOMING Information Sessions: 

Winter 2018 Program (Jan. 18-Mar. 15)
Jan. 4 at 6:00 p.m.
DeKalb County Watershed Mgmt.
4572 Memorial Drive, Conf. Room A
Decatur, GA 30032
Click here to register.

Spring 2018 Program
Feb. 13 at 6:00 p.m. 
DeKalb County Watershed Mgmt.
4572 Memorial Drive, Conf. Room A
Decatur, GA 30032

March 6 at 6:00 p.m.  
DeKalb County Watershed Mgmt.
4572 Memorial Drive, Conf. Room A
Decatur, GA 30032

Spring 2018 Growth Accelerator Program runs from March 20-May 22.  Registration will open on Feb. 13.

For additional questions that need to be answered prior to January 11, please email Erica Bracey, Special Programs Manager at