C.H.I.P. Community Housing Improvement Program Official County Office/Service
What is C.H.I.P?
The Community Housing Improvement Program, better known as “C.H.I.P”, is a government grant established for communities offering low to moderate income households help with their home improvements
What’s Available through
a C.H.I.P Program
The purpose of this program is to Rehabilitate single-family housing units, which are owned and occupied by low to moderate-income households.
Eligible items for this program include installation and/or
repairs to foundations, roofs, gutters, electrical upgrades, plumbing, furnaces, hot water heaters, insulation, windows, doors, accessibility improvements and lead based paint reduction.
This program is to provide home repairs to eligible single family housing units, which are owned and occupied by low to moderate income households.
Eligible items for the program include roofs, handicapped accessibility, water taps, septic repairs or replacements.
(aka Home Buyers Assistance)
The purpose of this to assist eligible low to moderate income households in purchasing and rehabilitating modest, affordable, single family housing units to be used as their residence.
Eligible items for this program include down payment/ closing assistance and items covered under owner rehabilitation program.
Household income is determined by the total gross income for the last completed year reported on federal tax forms by all household members, 18 years of age or older, living in the home. Applicable forms include IRS 1040, W2’s, SSA 1099 and others. Proof of current income must also be provided to ensure eligibility at the time of application and to determine an income projection for the next twelve months.
How Much Can I Get?
The program does not guarantee funding to everyone that applies….so you may get nothing. However, if you qualify, the program may provide funds up to $ 35,000 per home for Owner Rehabilitation Program, up to $ 8,000 per home for the Home Repair Program and up to $5,000 per home for the Home Buyers Assistance Program. Funding priority is determined by the program guidelines, which include household income, the priority rating of your home, your housing needs and availability of funds.
Adams County Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP), sponsored by HUD, ODOD and The Adams County Commissioners, is committed to promoting quality housing to protect the heath and safety of eligible residents of Adams County.
Address: 215 North Cross Street - Suite 101 West Union, Ohio 45693 Directions/Map
OSU Extension Adams County County partner or private-sector
OSU Extension Adams County extends the resources and knowledge base of The Ohio State University to the residents of Adams County. Extension conducts programs in four major areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, Community Development, and 4-H Youth Development. Adams County is part of the ten-county Ohio Valley Extension Education and Research Area, which also includes Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Scioto, Ross, and Vinton counties.
More about Adams County 4-H: About 700 youth ages 5 and in kindergarten through age 18 belong to one or more of the county’s 37 community based 4-H clubs. These clubs are led by more than 135 adult advisors. 4-H members develop project skills and knowledge and develop life skills such as leadership and citizenship. Most clubs conduct one or more community service projects annually. The highlight of the year for many members is the opportunity to exhibit their projects at the Adams County Fair.
Extension staff includes Carolyn L. Belczyk, County Extension Director and Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development; Marsha McCormick, Program Assistant, Food and Nutrition Program; Lisa Parker, Office Associate; and Pam Stout, Office Assistant.
Address: 215 North Cross Street, Room 104 West Union, Ohio 45693 Directions/Map