The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has awarded $5.2 million in grant funds to 12 local communities around the state through the DCA 2023 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). CHIP funds are awarded to communities through a competitive and collaborative process that reviews and scores applicants who demonstrate a priority of providing safe, decent, and affordable housing within Georgia’s communities.
The City of Tifton was awarded $400,000 in CHIP funding to assist homeowners with owner-occupied housing rehabilitation. To be eligible for the grant program applicants must own and occupy their home, be located within the target area, and be able to meet other applicant requirements. The City of Tifton is excited to receive this funding and is looking forward to assisting homeowners with home improvements! The City expects to begin accepting applications in late 2023.
2023 CHIP Target Area Map