DCA Announces CHIP Listening Sessions

Atlanta, GA (July 5, 2018) – The Georgia Department of Community Affairs is hosting three (3) listening sessions around the state to answer questions about the Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) program and to get input on how well the CHIP program is working in local communities.

Each year the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) awards between $4-$6 million in CHIP grants to local governments, nonprofits and public housing authorities in Georgia 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.


CHIP Listening Sessions

Who should attend: Local government officials, public housing authorities, nonprofit housing organizations, and citizens interested in housing policy 

RSVP by emailing samanta.carvalho@dca.ga.gov  by July 19th


Southeast Georgia: CHIP Listening Session and Rural Zone Designation Application
Monday, July 23th
Carnegie Library
311 Academy Avenue
Dublin, GA 31021

In addition to the CHIP Listening Session, Cherie Bennett, Rural Zone Program Manager, will present information about the Rural Zone Designation application.  Up to ten rural zones will be designated each year to enable businesses and investors to obtain tax credits for job creation activities, investment in downtown properties, and property renovations.

North Georgia: CHIP Listening Session
Tuesday, July 24th 
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Park South, NE
Board Room 302
Atlanta, GA 30329

Southwest Georgia: CHIP Listening Session
Wednesday, July 25th
1:00-3:00 pm
River Valley Regional Commission
710 Front Avenue
Suite A
Columbus, GA 31901

ACCESSIBILITY, FAIR HOUSING, AND LANGUAGE ACCESS POLICY: It is the policy of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to comply fully with all federal, state, and local accessibility and nondiscrimination laws and to operate in accordance with the rules and regulations governing Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in housing and employment. Specifically, DCA shall not on account of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, family status, disability or age deny any family or individual the opportunity to apply for or receive assistance under HUD’s Program.  In accordance with Federal Executive Order 13166 and the DCA Language Access Plan, an in-person language interpreter will be provided upon request. Please contact Samanta Carvalho with any specific language or accessibility needs by Friday, July 13 at Samanta.Carvalho@dca.ga.gov.

About the Georgia Department of Community Affairs:

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) partners with communities to create a climate of success for Georgia’s families and businesses through community and economic development, local government assistance, and safe and affordable housing. Using state and federal resources, DCA helps communities spur private job creation, implement planning, develop downtowns, generate affordable housing solutions, and promote volunteerism. DCA also helps qualified low- and moderate-income Georgians buy homes, rent housing, and prevent foreclosure and homelessness. For more information, visit www.dca.ga.gov.