The city of LaGrange, Ga. and the Dependable Affordable Sustainable Housing organization were awarded a Community Home Investment Program grant of $464,700.
The grant, awarded by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, gave the money to DASH to construct “three craftsman style homes in the Hillside community,” in LaGrange. DASH will be in charge of the project in the city.
Three “1000 square foot homes will be sold for roughtly $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” according to a press release.
CHIP is a program designed to help “local governments, nonprofit organizations and public housing authorities provide safe and affordable housing” to their communities.
“It is such great news that DASH was successful with their recent application that will result in new construction of three houses in Hillside,” said Leigh Threadgill, City of LaGrange Senior Planner.