Enhancing quality of life around the state
Thirteen communities throughout the state are receiving $5.1 million in grant funds from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) 2020 Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP). The funds are part of an annual allocation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grants are designed to assist local governments, nonprofits and public housing authorities in providing safe and affordable housing in Georgia communities.
CHIP grants provide up to $300,000 for homeowners to rehabilitate unsafe or substandard homes. In addition, three $600,000-grants are going to organizations that construct new, single-family homes for low-to-moderate-income homebuyers. In total, the CHIP funding will help enhance recipient communities and improve residents’ quality of life.
Cities receiving 2020 CHIP grants are:
Dougherty County is also receiving CHIP funds.
Nonprofits getting the grants include:
- Family Community Housing Association (Covington and Newton counties)
- Gwinnett Housing Corporation (Lawrenceville)
- New Foundations Development (Calhoun and Gordon counties)
In addition, the NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, serving Douglasville; JCVision and Associates, serving Walthourville; and the Covington Housing Authority are receiving grants for new construction of affordable single-family homes.