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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. 

Notice of Funding Availability

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will release a grant application on January 22, 2016, for approximately $4 million in new Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) grants.

Eligible Applicants

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

New Construction: CHIP funds may be used to build single family homes for low-to-moderate income homebuyers.

The application and instructions will be available on the DCA website at www.dca.ga.gov by January 22, 2016. The application deadline is March 18, 2016.

To view a recorded webinar with details about the application go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHRWeKHSYzM

The Power Point slides for this webinar can be found on: http://www.dca.state.ga.us/housing/HousingDevelopment/programs/documents/2016_CHIP_Webinar_Presentation.pdf

Reach Us Here


Samanta Carvalho
Community Development Specialist
Direct: 404-679-0567

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.


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

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Atlanta, Georgia 30329-2231

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