Georgia Awards $7 Million in Community Home Investment Program (CHIP) Funds

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has awarded $7 million in grant funds to 15 local communities around the state through the DCA 2021 Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP). The CHIP funds are part of an annual allocation of HOME Investment Program (HOME) funds received from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

These funds assist the efforts of local governments, nonprofit organizations, and public housing authorities with providing safe and affordable housing within Georgia communities. In addition to HOME funds, the selected communities will contribute more than $1.6 million in matching funds to the grant awards. 

New construction applicants received an award of $600,000 to provide single-family homes for very low- to low-income eligible homebuyers. This year, the CHIP award for housing rehabilitation was increased to $400,000 to better serve communities across the state. Also, a new set-aside of funding was made available for applicants that showcased community-wide improvements through innovative and supportive activities and had not received CHIP within the last 10 years.

The 2021 CHIP grants are awarded to:

Cities

CHIP Funds Awarded

Activity

Americus

 $400,000

Owner-occupied Rehabilitation

Byron

 $400,000

Owner-occupied Rehabilitation

Cochran

 $400,000

Owner-occupied Rehabilitation

Centerville

 $400,000

Owner-occupied Rehabilitation

Gainesville

 $600,000

New Construction

Douglas

 $400,000

Owner-occupied Rehabilitation

Newnan

 $400,000

Owner-occupied Rehabilitation

Vienna

 $400,000

Owner-occupied Rehabilitation

Nonprofits

CHIP Funds Awarded

Activity

Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership (ANDP) (South DeKalb County

$600,000

New Construction

Family Community Housing Association (FCHA)(Covington)

$400,000

Owner-occupied Rehabilitation

Habitat for Humanity of Conyers Rockdale

$600,000

New Construction

Jackson Habitat for Humanity

$600,000

New Construction

New Foundations Development, Inc (NFD) (Calhoun, GA)

$400,000

Owner-occupied Rehabilitation

PUSH Ministry (South Atlanta)

$400,000

Owner-occupied Rehabilitation

Rabun County Habitat for Humanity

$600,000

New Construction