DCA Fall Conference Update

New Session: Disaster Recovery for Coastal Georgia


Atlanta, GA (October 27, 2016) – The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has added a new session to its rescheduled Fall Conference that will focus on Disaster Recovery for the Coast in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. The session will be held between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 and will include several DCA staff that will be available to provide information about DCA’s programs and hear about local concerns as a result of the storm. Please see the revised agendas for the conference.  The updated agendas can be found on DCA’s CDBG website.


As a reminder, the rescheduled Fall Conference will be held November 1-2, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Savannah, 2 West Bay Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401.  If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Smith at (404) 679-5276 or lisa.smith@dca.ga.gov.


As in years past, the CDBG workshop will deliver an overview of program management requirements on topics including Civil Rights, Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity, Procurement, Environmental Review, Labor Standards, Financial Management, and Administration.  Staff responsible for the day-to-day administration of the program should attend both days of the workshop.  This year’s expanded conference will also feature a panel discussion by representatives from the department’s planning, housing and finance, and community and economic development divisions. 





About the Georgia Department of Community Affairs

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) partners with communities to create a climate of success for Georgia’s families and businesses through community and economic development, local government assistance, and safe and affordable housing. Using state and federal resources, DCA helps communities spur private job creation, implement planning, develop downtowns, generate affordable housing solutions, and promote volunteerism. DCA also helps qualified low- and moderate-income Georgians buy homes, rent housing, and prevent foreclosure and homelessness. For more information, visit www.dca.ga.gov.