Assistance Programs

Georgia Rental Assistance ProgramGRA apply graphic

If you're a Georgia renter who has fallen behind on rent payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may qualify for assistance. The Georgia Rental Assistance Program can provide up to 12 months of rental assistance and utility assistance, paid directly to landlords and service providers on behalf of tenants.

To see if you qualify, visit this link to Georgia Rental Assistance Program.

Georgia Mortgage Assistance Program

The Georgia Departmetn of Community Affairs offers an assistance program for home owners in need.  If you are a homeowner and have experience hardship due to the coronovirus pandemic that resulted in mortgage delinquency or created a risk of imminent foreclosure, they may be able to help. To see if you quality, visit this link to the Georgia Mortgage Assistance Program

HUD Resources

Link to HUD Website

Federal Housing Assistance

Home Safe Program

The HomeSafe Georgia program offers mortgage payment assistance to prevent home foreclosures.  To apply, the Georgia applicant must be:

  • Currently unemployeed, substantially underemployed, or behind on mortgage payments while unemployed or underemployed.
  • Property Owner
  • Legal U.S. resident
  • Cannot have an IRS or Georgia tax lien
  • Cannot have an active bankruptcy
  • Cannot have liquid assets exceeding $50,000
  • Cannot have a conviction of a mortgage related felony in the last 10 years
  • Additional criteria may apply

For more information, visit this link to HomeSafe Georgia.

Weatherization Grant

The City of Douglas has grant funding to assist qualified senior city residents with  limited weatherization improvements to their home. For complete eligibility guidelines, repayment information, and other information regarding the Weatherization Grant Program, please contact the Community Development Department Office at (912)383-0277 or email ghenderson@cityofdouglasga.gov

Weatherization Grant Information

Weatherization Grant Information (Spanish)

Weatherization Grant Application

 


 


CHIP 2021-106 Grant

The City of Douglas is accepting housing applications for its Community Home Investment Program 2021-106 Grant fromCHIP Map Only owner-occupants for owners living within the following neighborhoods only:

The Target Area includes portions of W. Railroad Street, W. Cherry Street, Magnolia Street, Willow Street, W. Baker Highway, S. Grady Avenue, S. Daughtry Avenue, and S. College Avenue as show above in the map.

Assistance will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis by contacting Christian Burkett with the City of Douglas at (912) 383-0277 to be placed on the housing list/waiting list. The City of Douglas is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age. 

Informational Flyer (English)

Folleto informativo (Espanol)

TARGET AREA MAP (PDF)

CDBG 2021

The City of Douglas has been awarded a Community Block Development Grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs in the amount of $636,875!!! The City of Douglas plans to use the CDBG funds to address substandard housing conditions in the city. The project will rehabilitate 12 owner-occupied substandard housing units in the City’s Urban Redevelopment Plan and new Revitalization Area Strategy area. This project is expected to benefit 18 persons, of whom 18 (100%) households are low to moderate income in the Mill Quarters area of Douglas. The total project cost is $657,669, with $20,794 in match and leverage. 

Map of Area (PDF)