Of the money, $2.26 million will be in the form of Community Development Block Grants. The program distributes funds to communities based on factors like population, poverty and extent of overcrowded housing.
$1.38 million will be spent as part of the HOME program, designed to create affordable housing for low-income households.
Nearly $100,000, from the Emergency Shelter Grants program, will focus on providing the homeless with basic shelter and supportive services.
Aiken will also be receiving nearly $217,000 intended for the Community Development Block Grants program.
Over $3 million will go to the Columbus-Muscogee area and $2.4 million is slated for the Athens-Clarke region. Albany will get more than $1.8 million.
Brunswick, Dalton, Valdosta and Warner Robins will get more than $1.9 million total.