IMMEDIATE RELEASE

It’s time to apply for 2018 CHIP grants!

Atlanta, GA (September 1, 2017) – The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has posted its grant application today for communities to apply for approximately $5 million in new Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) grants. Each year, DCA awards between $4-6 million in CHIP grants to local governments, nonprofits, and public housing authorities across the state to build new single family homes and help homeowners rehabilitate their homes. Grant amounts range from $306,000 to $612,000. The goal of the program is to expand the supply of, and access to, safe and affordable housing in Georgia’s communities. The application and instructions are available on the DCA website

Eligible Applicants:

Eligible CHIP applicants include local governments, organizations designated with a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) status, or Local Public Housing Authorities that meet CHIP experience threshold requirements.


Eligible Activities:

·         Rehabilitation of single family owner-occupied homes

·         New construction and rehabilitation of homes for sale to eligible homebuyers

The application deadline is December 1, 2017.

Georgia’s CHIP program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), which provides formula grants to states and localities that communities use – often in partnership with local nonprofit groups – to fund a wide range of activities including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership or providing direct rental assistance to low-income people. HOME is the largest Federal block grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households. 

CONTACT:          

Samanta Carvalho, Community Development Specialist

 (o) 404-679-0567; (c) 404-273-0356

samanta.carvalho@dca.ga.gov


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.

 

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