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Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP)

Purpose:

The purpose of the Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) is to provide safe, decent, and affordable housing in Georgia by granting funds to city and county governments, public housing authorities, and nonprofits to rehabilitate owner-occupied homes and build and renovate affordable single family homes for sale to eligible homebuyers.


Funding Source:

The CHIP program is funded with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HOME Investment Partnership Program funds.


Eligible Applicants:

The CHIP program is not provided directly to individual homeowners and homebuyers. Eligible applicants include local governments, nonprofits with 501(c)3/(c)4 designation, and public housing authorities.


Activities and Funding Amounts:

  • Housing rehabilitation of owner-occupied homes: grants up to $300,000
  • New construction and/or rehabilitation of homes for sale to eligible homebuyers: grants up to $600,000
  • Combined housing rehabilitation of owner-occupied homes and new construction and/or rehabilitation of homes for sale to eligible homebuyers: grants up to $600,000
  • Administration: Up to 2% of grant amount (i.e. $6,000 for $300,000 grants and $12,000 for $600,000 grants).

Grant Schedule:

  • Application release: September 1, 2017
  • Application deadline: December 1, 2017
  • Grant term: August 2018-July 2020

Notice of Funding Availability for 2018 CHIP Funds

The Georgia Housing and Finance Authority (GHFA) hereby notifies interested applicants of the availability of approximately $5 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds for (1) housing rehabilitation of owner occupied homes and (2) new construction or reconstruction of single family homes for sale to eligible home buyers.


This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is issued by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), as the administrator of the programs of GHFA. The availability and use of these funds are subject to the Federal HOME regulations (24 CFR Parts 91 and 92) and any amendments thereto including the final regulations published by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Webinar:

Please join the CHIP 2018 Application Question & Answers Webinar on Tuesday November 7, 2017 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

To register go to: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/460563781

You can also dial in using your phone; (786) 535-3211 Access Code: 460-563-781


A recording of the CHIP 2018 Grant Application Webinar - 1 held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 may be viewed as follows;

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A recording of the CHIP 2018 Grant Application Webinar - 2 held on Thursday, September 28, 2017 may be viewed as follows;

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Webinar PowerPoint slides (PDF)

Deadline:

Applications must arrive at DCA by 4:00 PM on December 1, 2017. No applications will be accepted after this date and time.


Notice of Funding Availability for 2018 CHIP Funds (PDF)
2018 CHIP Application Manual (PDF); The manual has been updated as of September 26, 2017 to include Hurricane Irma federal disaster designation counties and to correct minor typographical errors.
HUD HOME Regulations
CHIP Administration Manual (PDF)
Current CHIP Grantees (PDF)


Contact

Samanta Carvalho
CHIP Program Manager
Direct: 404-679-0567
Samanta.Carvalho@dca.ga.gov