Who We AreCommunity Reinvestment is the Administrator of the City of Columbus' Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Grants. Our entitlement grants are CDBG and HOME. Additionally, we oversee and manage the City's Real Estate to include: purchasing and selling properties no longer needed by the City; property management (leased properties); and alley abandonment. We are active in pursuing economic development for the City with emphasis in the Enterprise Zone. We acquire and assemble property for redevelopment. We also oversee and administer the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Brownfield's grant. Our Financial Section administrator FY2009 budget is the total amount of $2,881,863. You may view our budgets under Annual Action Plan.
Citizen service is of utmost importance. We are proud of our accomplishments, many of which you can view under the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER).
Our Mission is to oversee and administer our Federal Grants through sound financial planning management practices. To provide assistance to low and moderate income persons. Provide community reinvestment opportunities including the promotion of decent, safe and affordable housing for all citizens. Provide comprehensive real estate management and services in a professional and cost effective manner for the benefit of the citizens of Muscogee County while installing a sense of employee pride and dedication.
2019 Continuum of Care Semi Annual Membership Meeting
Muscogee/Russell Continuum of Care (CoC) invites all interested parties to attend its Semi Annual Membership Meeting. Items on the agenda include: 2019 Point in Time Count, 2018 NOFA Awards, Equal Access Training and more...read more.
- CDBG Public Service Application - « download file »
- HOME Application - « download file »
- CDBG Economic Development Application - « download file »
- FY 2019 AAP - « download file »
- Notice of Substantial Amendment to FY 2018 AAP and NSP Program « download file »
- Public Notice - Display Draft and Hearing « download file »
- FY'2018 Annual Action Plan « download file »
- Notice of NSP Substantial Amendment « download file »
Columbus Land Bank Authority visit website »»
Established in 1992, The Land Bank Authority of Columbus, GA was among the first land banks in the country. Like many cities, Columbus faces challenges near the city center and inner ring suburbs stemming from the spread of property vacancy and dilapidated structures. When properties are abandoned, entire neighborhoods are left to struggle with the consequences. Governed by a board of 7 members appointed by City Council, the Land Bank is one tool our community uses to turn abandoned spaces into vibrant places.
The Land Bank Authority is a public entity authorized by state law and created by Columbus Consolidated Government. The core governing documents are Sections 48-4-100 et seq. of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, the Columbus, GA Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2, Article XIII, the Articles of Incorporation, By-laws, and the Administrative Policies and Procedures. Land Bank meetings are open to the public.
In 2018, The Land Bank Authority saw a number of supportive actions taken by local leaders to re-energize this community tool including an injection of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, technical assistance from the Center for Community Progress, and the hiring of the Land Bank’s first staff director. Since 2002, the Land Bank has conveyed more than 35 properties back to productive status as homes and community gardens. For 2019, the Land Bank is focused on acquiring property through the judicial In Rem tax foreclosure process, earning revenues, and developing strong relationships with key partners. Visit the website to learn more about the Land Bank including property opportunities, meetings, minutes, and FAQs.
Established October 2003 - Revised: February 1, 2019
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