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CHIP grant reps discuss home repair application process

Dozens of Dougherty County residents learned about state grant money available for home repairs. (Source: WALB) Dozens of Dougherty County residents learned about state grant money available for home repairs. (Source: WALB)
Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (SWGRC) Grants Administrator, Brenda Wade (Source: WALB) Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (SWGRC) Grants Administrator, Brenda Wade (Source: WALB)
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dozens of Dougherty County residents learned about state grant money available for home repairs. 

CHIP grant representatives held a public hearing giving homeowners more details on the application process.

Dougherty county was allocated $300,000 in 'CHIP' grants.

CHIP stands for Community Home Improvement Program, and it is a state-funded program that gives money to low to moderate income homeowners for needed repairs.

Here are the requirements:

  • Residents will need to provide an I.D.
  • Proof of residing in the Dougherty County target area
  • Proof of household income
  • Proof of property ownership
  • Proof of property taxes
  • Proof of property of hazard and fire insurance
  • Sign and complete all application forms. 

You also can't be in negotiation with your insurance company, the Small Business Administration (SBA) or FEMA - a letter of certification will be required.

You must have repairs that aren't being covered by your insurance provider, SBA or FEMA, and you must live in target areas in unincorporated Dougherty County. 

The goal is to have six homes repaired with the money, and it is one a first come, first serve basis.  

The state allows up to $49,000 for rehab. 

"A couple of homeowners understand we're dealing with elderly people never had HVAC in their homes so when you see the impact that an elderly person have lived their lives and haven't had air conditioning in their home. It just impact you," said Southwest Georgia Regional Commission (SWGRC) Grants Administrator, Brenda Wade. 

CHIP grant reps plan to send out applications in the next two to three weeks.

They plan to identify the six homeowners by next month. 

For those who couldn't make the meeting, you can contact SWGRC Planning Director Barbara Reddick at 229-522-3552 ext. 1618 or email breddick@swgrc.org. 

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