NeighborWorks® Columbus received an $87,000 CHIP grant to rehab six of the first Section 8 to Homeownership homes in Columbus. This groundbreaking program allowed Section 8 families to purchase their own home, thereby helping to alleviate generational poverty. Low income families are often not in a position to make the repairs to their family home. As these families reach a milestone in their homeownership process, these grant funds will allow NeighborWorks® Columbus to assist in any repairs the homes need as they transition into the next level of homeownership.
The purpose of the Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) is to provide safe, decent, and affordable housing in Georgia by granting funds to city and county governments, public housing authorities, and nonprofits to rehabilitate owner-occupied homes and build and renovate affordable single-family homes for sale to eligible homebuyers.
“This partnership with the Department of Community Affairs will allow us to ensure that our customers will be confident that their home will remain fully affordable and sustainable for the next 15-20 years. It is our honor and privilege to be able to participate in this important work.” Cathy Williams CEO of NeighborWorks ® Columbus
The CHIP program is funded with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HOME Investment Partnership Program funds.