Madison utilized Sherry Kurtz of Grant Specialists of Georgia, Inc., to compete in the state annual competition for housing rehabilitation funds. Administered by the Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs, CHIP funds are used to assist existing low income homeowners with home improvements, addressing substandard housing code and safety issues.
On May 24, 2016, Madison became one of the 16 award recipients, in part because of the concentrated work of the GICH Team and the support of the Madison First United Methodist Church. Huzzah!
CHIP Program (DCA Information)
2016 CHIP Awards - Madison
Housing Update | City Newsletter (8.2016)
Housing Update | City Newsletter (8.2017)
Local homeowners and contractors should contact the grant administrator for details regarding this program, which assures housing options remain decent, safe, and sanitary as well as helps Madison retain viable affordable housing.
More information about the second round of CHIP funding will be coming shortly. Stay turned for updates from the Housing Opportunity Commission!
Congratulations to Our First CHIP Participants:
Photo: GICH Team Members - Council- member Carrie Peters-Reid (no relation), Judy Senft, and Shandon Land with CHIP Participant Bernice Peters