The planning process will be led by the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority in cooperation with the City of Rome. The entire process will be overseen by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and coordinated by Camiros. The Choice planning team will also work with residents, non-profit organizations, and local businesses to create a Plan that reflects the vision and aspirations of the entire community.
The community is the residents who live, work, and play in the East Rome neighborhood; the businesses that reside in the neighborhood; the organizations and institutions within and beyond the neighborhood who invest their time, skills and money toward the continued improvement of the quality of the neighborhood and the quality of life of its residents.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; and build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination.
Northwest Housing Authority
The mission of Northwest Georgia Housing Authority (NWGHA) is to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing for eligible families, and to promote self-sufficiency and economic independence for its residents; to establish drug and crime free communities; and to assure fiscal integrity in all programs administered by this Authority without discrimination. The NWGHA owns and manages the John Graham Home Apartments, the target housing site as part of the East Rome Choice Neighborhood Plan.
Camiros, Ltd. is a nationally recognized planning firm based in Chicago who has worked to build sustainable communities since 1976. Camiros has served as the Planning Coordinator for several successful Choice Neighborhood planning projects in Rockford, IL; Austin, TX; Brownsville, TX, Huntington, WV; and Chicago Heights, IL. Camiros is also currently working with the Huntsville Housing Authority on their Choice Neighborhood Plan.