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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. 

CDBG/CHIP Neighborhood Revitalization Workshop

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will be conducting a Neighborhood Revitalization Workshop, October 22-24, 2014 at the Georgia Veterans State Park (Lake Blackshear).

The registration deadline for the workshop is October 15th. A late fee of $20 will be charged for registrations after October 15th.

The Workshop Registration fee for all three days is $150, or $50.00 per day for each day of workshop attendance (applies to all attendees).

Click Here to Register

The deadline for the group rate of $89 at the hotel has passed, but the hotel may honor the group rate if reservations are made soon. For room reservations at the State Park call (229) 276-1004 or (800) 459-1230. Please identify group #215753 in order to request the special conference rate.

Participants in the workshop will be provided with an overview of best practices for neighborhood revitalization as well as practical tools for developing affordable housing. The workshop will enhance the skills of both new and experienced practitioners in neighborhood revitalization.

Click Here for Updated Draft Agenda.

The address for the workshop is Georgia Veterans State Park (Lake Blackshear), 2459 US 280 Cordele, Georgia 31015.

If you have questions or need additional information regarding the workshop, please contact Lisa Smith at (404) 679-5276.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO ALL GRANTEES/ADMINISTRATORS
OCTOBER 9, 2013, RE: 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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