Brian P. Kemp
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Georgia Awards $5.1 Million in Community Home Investment Program (CHIP) Funds
2020 Grants Fund Home Rehabilitations and New Construction in 13 Communities April 29, 2020 (ATLANTA) — The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has awarded $5.1 million in grant funds to 13 local communities around the state through the DCA 2020 Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP). The CHIP funds are part of an annual allocation of HOME Investment Program (HOME) funds received from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These funds assist the efforts of local governments, nonprofit organizations, and public housing authorities with providing safe and affordable housing within Georgia communities. In addition to HOME funds, the selected communities will contribute more than $1.6 million in matching funds to the grant awards. The CHIP awards provide up to $300,000 for owner-occupied rehabilitation of unsafe or substandard homes and $600,000 for new construction of single-family homes for low- to moderate-income eligible homebuyers. DCA Commissioner Christopher Nunn said, “This funding will play a role in enhancing these areas and improving the quality of life for Georgians.”
Please see the next page for the list of recipients.
Brian P. Kemp
The 2020 CHIP grants are awarded to: Cities City of Blakely (Early County) City of Madison (Morgan County) City of Ocilla (Irwin County) City of Pembroke (Bryan County) City of Perry (Houston County) Sylvester (Worth County) Counties Dougherty County Nonprofits Family Community Housing Association (Service area: Covington and Newton Counties) Gwinnett Housing Corporation (Service area: Lawrenceville) JC Vision and Associates (Service area: Walthourville) New Foundations Development (Service area: Calhoun and Gordon County) NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity (Service area: Douglasville) Public Housing Authorities Covington Housing Authority (Service area: Covington, GA)
CHIP Funds Awarded $300,000 $ 300,000 $300,000 $ 600,000 $ 300,000 $300,000 CHIP Funds Awarded $ 300,000 CHIP Funds Awarded $300,000
Activity Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation New Construction of Single-Family Homes for Income Eligible Homebuyers Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Activity Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Activity Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation
Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation
New Construction of Single-Family Homes for Income Eligible Homebuyers Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation
New Construction of Single-Family Homes for Income Eligible Homebuyers
CHIP Funds Awarded $ 600,000
Activity New Construction of Single-Family Homes for Income Eligible Homebuyers
Brian P. Kemp
-30About the Department of Community Affairs The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) partners with communities to build strong and vibrant neighborhoods, commercial and industrial areas 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 Georgians with low and moderate incomes buy homes, rent housing and prevent foreclosure and homelessness. For more information, visit www.dca.ga.gov.