About DCA

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has been an advocate for our state’s communities since its creation in 1977. In 1996, the Governor and General Assembly merged the Georgia Housing and Finance Authority (GHFA) into DCA, and the job of providing safe and affordable housing became part of the agency’s mission. For four decades, DCA has helped communities spur private job creation, implement comprehensive plans, develop downtowns, generate affordable housing solutions and promote volunteerism.

By the numbers, DCA...
…is a state agency with 425 employees.
…runs 65 programs.
…has 12 regional representatives aligned with Georgia’s Regional Commissions.
…manages more than $350 million in state and federal funding each year.

But DCA is much more than statistics. We work hard. We help people. We make a lot of good things happen across our state. To get an idea of what we do, please take a minute and a half to watch our “Spirit of DCA” video.

At the end of the day, we have one goal: To help build strong, vibrant communities.  To do this, the agency offers offers a variety of financial resources and technical assistance to help communities realize their vision of success and improve the lives of their citizens. These resources, when used effectively and in concert with each other, can drive major improvements in a community and lead to an improved quality of life.

To access the full scope of programs and assistance available, please download DCA’s Guide to Services.

DCA Board Members