City of Donalsonville awarded $300,000 CHIP Grant

The City of Donalsonville has been awarded a $300,000 Community HOME Investment Grant  (CHIP) to make needed repairs to the homes of eligible low and moderate income homeowners living in a target area within Donalsonville’s city limits. Priority will be given to eligible applicants 62 years of age and older, and repairs cannot be made to mobile or manufactured homes.

The CHIP Program is funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and HOME Investment Partnership Program to assist local governments, non-profits, and public housing authorities.

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) administers these federal funds to help communities meet housing needs and connect people with housing assistance.

A call-in event will be held Tuesday, November 17  from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. Interested applicants are requested to call 1-888-467-7814 to receive a copy of the Rehabilitation Housing Assistance application form. This process does not guarantee eligibility, and applicants  will still need to complete the application process to be considered as a candidate for CHIP Funds. All applicants will be required to complete a full application form, and provide proof of household income, proof of property ownership, proof of property taxes (2019 tax receipt), proof of property hazard/fire insurance, proof of utility/electric service, and proof of identification.

CHIP enables access to safe, adequate, and sanitary housing for families with low to moderate income. Rehabilitation assistance includes repair/replacement of deteriorated roof systems, deteriorating structural components, inadequate electrical systems (includes updating 200 amp   service installation), faulty plumbing, substandard heating systems, energy conservation-weatherization activities and lead hazard removal (as needed).

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