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Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP)

 

 

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. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO ALL GRANTEES/ADMINISTRATORS
HOME PROPERTY VALUE LIMITS

EXPERIENCED ADMINISTRATORS LIST!

The "Experienced Administrator" list will be updated periodically as grants fully expend Project and Administration funds. 

*** Please be advised that no changes will take place during the application review period.



               

                     

ELIGIBLE LOCAL GOVERNMENT APPLICANTS

Eligible CHIP applicants include local governments that have not been designated by HUD as a Participating Jurisdiction (PJ) for the HOME program.

ELIGIBLE NON-PROFIT AND PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES

Organizations designated with a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) status or Local Public Housing Authorities which meet CHIP experience threshold requirements.

 

ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES

HOMEOWNER REHABILITATION


CHIP funds may be used to assist existing low income homeowners by providing rehabilitation assistance to their homes.

 

DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE

CHIP funds may be used to assist low and moderate income households to finance eligible affordable homes by providing funds for down payment, closing cost, pre-paid items, and principal reduction assistance.


REACH US HERE:


Michelle Lewis
CHIP Program Manager, Office of Bond Finance and Housing Initiatives
(404) 679-0659
michelle.lewis@dca.ga.gov

Cassandra V. Knight
Director, Office of Bond Finance and Housing Initiatives
(404) 679-4805
cassandra.knight@dca.ga.gov


OUR COMMITMENT

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability, or age. For a reasonable accommodation, please contact (404) 679-4840 or at fairhousing@dca.ga.gov.

Fair Housing Equal Opportunity


QUESTIONS?

To learn more about DCA's CHIP Program, please contact CHIP

Georgia Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Park South, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30329-2231

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