(ATLANTA – 8/16/2016) — (RealEstateRama) — The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will release a grant application on September 1, 2016, for approximately $3 million in new Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) grants.
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.
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.
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 on September 1, 2016. The application deadline is December 1, 2016.
A webinar with details about the application is scheduled for September 7, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. and will be archived to be viewed later. To register for the webinar, go to:
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, visitwww.dca.ga.gov
Samanta Carvalho, Community Development Specialist
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Office phone # (404) 679-0567; mobile phone # (404) 273-0356