Georgia Awards $6.2M in Community Investment Program (CHIP) Funds

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) awarded $6.7 million in grants through the DCA 2019 Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) to 21 local communities around the state. The selected communities will contribute approximately $1.5 million in matching funds to these grants. This program helps local governments, nonprofit organizations and public housing authorities provide safe and affordable housing in Georgia communities. Funds may be used to assist eligible families with the rehabilitation of unsafe or substandard homes and to build new single-family homes for resale to low and moderate income homebuyers.

“The CHIP program is a great example of how strong partnerships with local governments, nonprofits, and public housing authorities can improve housing outcomes in communities all across the state,” said DCA Commissioner Christopher Nunn. “These funds will help the selected communities preserve existing homes and build new affordable homes in Georgia.”

For more information about this program, visit us online. See below for a complete listing on CHIP recipients. 

Cities

CHIP Funds Awarded

Americus, located in Sumter County

$ 300,000

Arlington, located in Early County

$ 300,000

Camilla, located in Mitchell County

$ 300,000

Cochran, located in Bleckley County

$ 300,000

Donalsonville, located in Seminole County

$ 300,000

Dublin, located in Laurens County

$ 300,000

Fort Valley, located in Peach County

$ 300,000

Greensboro, located in Greene County

$ 300,000

LaGrange, located in Troup County

$ 464,700

Millen, located in Jenkins County

$ 300,000

Perry , located in Houston County

$ 300,000

Thomasville, located in Thomas County

$ 300,000

Vienna, located in Dooly County

$ 300,000

Counties

Hall County

$ 300,000

Jones County

$ 300,000

McDuffie County

$ 300,000

Nonprofits

Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity, located in Chatham County

$575,000

Hands on Washington, located in Wilkes County

$300,000

NeighborWorks Columbus, located in Muscogee County

$87,000

Public Housing Authorities

Griffin Housing Authority, located in Spalding County

$ 332,451

Sylvester Housing Authority, located in Worth County

$300,000