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  • A helpful arrangement of frequently used Cherokee County online resources
  • Commonly requested forms and documents for a variety of departments and agencies
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  • Links to every department and agency under the jurisdiction of the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners
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  • Information about and links to both the Tax Commissioner and Tax Assessor's Office. (They are very different organizations)
  • Quick links to both the Paying your Taxes online and the Real Estate Search applications.
  • Information about Homestead Exemptions
  • Information about Property Taxes, Millage Rates, and Car Tags


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  • A page listing every judicial and court system in Cherokee County with a brief introduction to what they cover
  • Quick links to Jury Duty Information, Traffic Citation Payments, Court Calendars, Deeds and Records Search, Passport Information, and a lot more


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  • Ways to contact the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners, Department and Agency Heads, and State Agencies and Offices
  • Directions to all County Facilities
  • Quick Link to Finding Your Commissioner
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Minor Home Repair Programs

Cherokee County Community Development Agency has federal grant funds for its Minor Home Repair Program for low-moderate income senior, veteran or disabled homeowners.  For Program details, click Posted: Mar-06-2018 | view story


Cherokee County is announcing the 2019 application process for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  CDBG provides funding to assist a wide range of eligible activities, including housing improvement projects; public facilities (e.g. curb and gutters, buildings such as senio

Posted: Apr-18-2018 | view story

Laura Calfee
CDBG Manager
(770) 721-7807

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Cherokee County Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice AI


The Analysis is a study of housing access in Cherokee County that identifies any barriers to housing choice due to race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or whether a household has children. It discusses segregation and poverty, access to opportunity, and housing needs in the County. The community's opinions and perceptions are an important part, and everyone is invited to give input.


The County has just completed its study, and in the plan, the County outlines strategies to improve fair housing over the next five years. It provides essential information to policymakers, staff, housing providers, lenders, fair housing advocates, and others in the community. 


The Assessment of Fair Housing is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for communities that receive funds from HUD for affordable housing and community development activities.   Cherokee County followed the new AFH format and guidelines; however, before the document was electronically submitted to HUD for approval, HUD issued a notice, dated January 8, 2018, to all its Consolidated Plan grantees advising of an immediate AFH deadline extension to at least October of 2020. The notice further required that grantees instead prepare and keep on file a current Analysis of Impediments (AI).  This Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice was originally prepared as an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) under the regulations contained in HUD’s 2015 AFFH Final Rule.

And, as part of the County's Citizen Participation Plan, the draft of the AI was made available to the public for comment for a period of 30 days.  Click here for a downloadable, final version of the ANALYSIS OF IMPEDIMENTS TO FAIR HOUSING CHOICE (Acrobat Reader).


A key component of the Analysis is hearing, from residents and local housing and service providers, perspectives on issues of fair and affordable housing. Four Fair Housing Meetings were held to gather input from members of the public. These meetings were open to anyone in the community, including anyone living or working in Cherokee County. Meetings were held at Canton City Hall, Next Step Ministries, Inc., MUST Ministries, Inc., and Cherokee County Senior Services.  In addition to the fair housing meetings, online and paper surveys were made available to garner input from the public.

Cherokee County supports Equal Opportunity and Fair Housing and does not discriminate in any of its CDBG Programs on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, sex, familial status, age, religion, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.



You can access HUD's Assessment of Fair Housing data and explore interactive maps by clicking here.


You can also check out HUD's website to learn more about the Assessment of Fair Housing using the links below. 


HUD Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

HUD Assessment of Fair Housing

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Overview

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