Community HOME Investment Listening Sessions Announced

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is hosting three listening sessions around the state to answer questions about the Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) and to get input on how well the CHIP program is working in local communities. The agency is seeking feedback from local leaders on the State single-family home development and owner-occupied home repair program. 

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 $300,000 to $600,000. Funds may be used to repair the homes of income eligible homeowners and to build/renovate single-family homes for sale to income eligible homebuyers. The goal of the program is to expand the supply of, and access to, safe and affordable housing in Georgia’s communities.

Local government officials, public housing authorities, nonprofit housing organizations, and citizens interested in housing policy are encouraged to attend the following sessions: 
 
South Georgia:
Wednesday, July 24th from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
River Valley Regional Commission
710 Front Avenue
Suite A
Columbus, GA 31901
 
Middle Georgia:
Thursday, July 25th from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Middle Georgia Regional Commission
175 Emery Highway
Suite C
Macon, GA 31217

North Georgia:
Tuesday, July 30th from 2:00-4:00 
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Park South, NE
Board Room 302
Atlanta, GA 30329

For more information, contact Dean Nelson, Community Housing Program Manager, at 404-852-2160 or dean.nelson@dca.ga.gov. Visit the DCA website to learn more about CHIP