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2017 CHIP Notice of Funding Availability

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs will award $3 million in 2017 Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) funds to communities to provide home repairs and new construction of single family homes for resale.


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.


Eligible Applicants

Eligible CHIP applicants may include:

  • Local governments that have not been designated by HUD as a Participating Jurisdiction (PJ) for the HOME program
  • Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) tax status, or
  • Public Housing Authorities


Applicants with more than 50% in unspent balances in current CHIP awards will not be eligible for 2017 CHIP funds.


Applicants must meet one of the following four criteria to be eligible for funding:

  • Managed CHIP directly in the past,
  • Hired a grant administrator with experience managing CHIP,
  • Plans to hire a grant administrator with experience managing CHIP, or
  • Has at least five years of experience managing federal funds for affordable housing activities


Only one application per county will be funded. If two cities within a county or a city and the county within the same county apply, only the one with the highest score will be awarded funding .


Reach Us Here

CHIP@dca.ga.gov

Samanta Carvalho
Community Development Specialist
Direct: 404-679-0567
Samanta.Carvalho@dca.ga.gov

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