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Fulton County Offers Assistance for Home Buyers
Citizens who want to make a home purchase can now seek assistance from the Home Ownership Program (HOP) funded by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This program provides assistance for home mortgage down payments. For more information on how to take advantage of HOP, call the Fulton County Housing and Community Development Department at 404-613-7944.

Community Development Block Grant Stimulus Funds Available
Fulton County has received $711,167 in Community Development Block Grant funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus package. The primary emphasis of this program is to focus activities in areas where maximum economic benefit can be achieved and where temporary or permanent jobs can be created through the use of these funds. The CDBG-R was submitted to HUD on June 5 as outlined in the Public Notice.

Please see the link below for more information on the CDBG-R application.

The information categories include:

  • Revised CDBG-R Action Plan Amendments
  • Citizen Comments
  • CDBG-R Activity Data Spreadsheet

CDBG-R Substantial Amendment
Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)
Read the Fiscal Year 2008 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) – Assessment of 2008 Action Plan Goals and Objectives.

Fulton County has submitted applications and is anticipating NSP funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

HUD NSP Application

The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) provides grants to every state and certain local communities to purchase foreclosed or abandoned homes and to rehabilitate, resell, or redevelop these homes in order to stabilize neighborhoods and stem the decline of house values of neighboring homes. The program is authorized under
Title III of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.

NSP-1 HUD Quarterly Performance Reports

2011: 04-06

2011: 01 -03

2010: 10 -12

2010: 07 - 09

2010: 04 - 06

2010: 01 - 03

2009: 10 - 12

2009: 07 - 09

2009: 04- 06

Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2)

Fulton County is soliciting comments from the public from June 22-July 3, 2009 on its proposed HUD application to HUD for NSP2 funding. This application is due to HUD on July 17, 2009 and is being submitted as part of a national competitive application process open to States, units of local government, nonprofit organizations, and consortia of applicants involving these entities.

Funds received under the application must be used to address the impact of abandoned and foreclosed properties in specified targeted areas. Eligible activities include the acquisition and rehabilitation of residential properties for sale or lease, the development of financing mechanisms to assist with purchase by income-eligible buyers, the demolition of blighted properties, and administration.

Housing assisted under the program must be made available only to households with incomes no greater than 120% of the area median income for metro Atlanta. Comments on the Draft Summary Plan must be submitted as follows:

Fulton County Department of Housing and Community Development
141 Pryor Street, S.W., Suite 5001
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.612.8080
Fax: 404.893-6620

NSP Program - Proposed NSP2 Plan and Public Notice

DCA NSP Application


The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) legislation was signed into law on July 30, 2008.  A total of $3.92 billion was appropriated nationwide to states and local jurisdictions that receive Community Development Block Grant Program entitlement funding through the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  In response to the continual national foreclosure and subprime lending crisis, Congress authorized another round of funding under The Neighborhood Stabilization Program. NSP III is authorized under Section 1497 of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd‐Frank Act) of 2010 (Pub. L. 111‐203, approved July 21, 2010) for emergency assistance for redevelopment of abandoned and foreclosed homes and residential properties. NSP III funds in the amount of $50,421,988 were awarded to the State of Georgia with $3,094,885 made available to Fulton County’s Housing and Human Services Department through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

NSP 3 Substantial Amendment Abbreviated Action Plan

Public Comments from NSP 3 Application

HUD NSP 3 Foreclosure Mapping Platform

The Georgia Neighborhood Stabilization Program (Title III of HR3221)

The CDBG Neighborhood Stabilization program, which is Title III of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, H.R. 3221, is a new program designed to assist local governments to purchase abandoned and foreclosed properties.

Foreclosure Counseling

If you are facing foreclosure or need assistance with foreclosure regarding housing, please see the attached list of HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies.

HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies

For more information, call 404-612-8080