The City of LaGrange and DASH received a CHIP, or Community Home Investment Program, grant in the amount of $464,700.
The CHIP program is a part of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, or DCA.
This money will be used to construct three craftsman style homes in the Hillside community. DASH of La- Grange will be in charge of the project.
The three 1,000 square foot homes will be sold for roughly $100,000 each. The homes will be sold to an individual or family who makes 80 percent or less of the median income for the area which is $34,249.
The CHIP program helps local governments, nonprofit organizations and public housing authorities provide safe and affordable housing for their communities. Funds may be used to provide eligible, low and moderate income households to assist with homeowner rehabilitation and to build new single family home for resale to low and moderate income homebuyers. The goal of the program is to expand the supply of, and access to, safest and affordable housing Georgia’s communities.
“One of the goals of the GICH housing team is to identify housing projects eligible for CHIP funding,” said City of La-Grange Senior Planner Leigh Threadgill. “It is such great news that DASH was successful with their recent application that will result in new construction of 3 houses in Hillside.”
The City of LaGrange, along with Troup County, Hogansville, West Point, and the Troup County Center for Strategic Planning are participants in the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH). GICH is a threeyear program of collaboration and technical assistance related to housing and community development. The objective of the initiative is to help communities create and launch a locally based plan to meet their housing needs.