FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DCA to host three CHIP “listening sessions”
Sessions seek input from local leaders on HUD home repair program
Atlanta, GA (June 23, 2017) – The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is hosting three listening sessions around the state to get input on how the CHIP program is working in local communities. This will also be an opportunity for communities to ask questions about the Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) program.
Georgia’s CHIP program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), which provides formula grants to states and localities that communities use – often in partnership with local nonprofit groups – to fund a wide range of activities including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership or providing direct rental assistance to low-income people. HOME is the largest Federal block grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households.
CHIP Listening Sessions
Tuesday, July 11
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Park South, NE
Board Room 302
Atlanta, GA 30329
Wednesday, July 12
501 Seventh Street North
Cordele, GA 31015
Thursday, July 13
Thomson-McDuffie Government Center Administrative Building
210 Railroad Street
Thomson, GA 30824
Who should attend? These sessions are open to the public. Local government officials, public housing authorities, nonprofit housing organizations, and citizens interested in housing policy should attend.
NOTE: Cost is free. Seating is limited to the room capacity.
INELIGIBILITY: Cities and counties that receive HUD HOME funds are not eligible for CHIP. These include Albany, Athens-Clarke County, Atlanta, Augusta-Richmond, Clayton County, Cobb County, Columbus-Muscogee County, DeKalb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Macon, and Savannah.
MaryBrown Sandys, Director of Marketing & Communications
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, visit www.dca.ga.gov.