The Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) uses a portion of DCA's HOME funds to assist local governments, nonprofit organizations and public housing authorities to address the needs of affordable housing development in their communities. CHIP funds may be used to provide down payment assistance or homeowner rehabilitation funding to eligible low-income and moderate-income households. Eligible communities are those outside of a HUD-designated Participating Jurisdiction as defined by the HOME Program.
Annually, DCA releases a Notice of Funding Availability and Program Description for the Applicant's Workshop to ensure the criteria are communicated on how funding is scored and ranked before funds are awarded to projects.
CDBG/CHIP Neighborhood Revitalization Workshop
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will be conducting a Neighborhood Revitalization Workshop, October 22-24, 2014 at the Georgia Veterans State Park (Lake Blackshear).
The registration deadline for the workshop is October 15th. A late fee of $20 will be charged for registrations after October 15th.
The Workshop Registration fee for all three days is $150, or $50.00 per day for each day of workshop attendance (applies to all attendees).
The deadline for the group rate of $89 at the hotel has passed, but the hotel may honor the group rate if reservations are made soon. For room reservations at the State Park call (229) 276-1004 or (800) 459-1230. Please identify group #215753 in order to request the special conference rate.
Participants in the workshop will be provided with an overview of best practices for neighborhood revitalization as well as practical tools for developing affordable housing. The workshop will enhance the skills of both new and experienced practitioners in neighborhood revitalization.
The address for the workshop is Georgia Veterans State Park (Lake Blackshear), 2459 US 280 Cordele, Georgia 31015.If you have questions or need additional information regarding the workshop, please contact Lisa Smith at (404) 679-5276.