There's No Place Like Home

The Gainesville Community Development Housing Division is teaming

up with the Construction Technology Department at Gainesville High

School to re-build a home for one Gainesville family. Gainesville

Housing Coordinator, Theresa Dyer, said the project is part of the city’s

Community Home Investment Program (CHIP) through the Georgia

Department of Community Affairs. “We received an application for

home rehabilitation assistance and later determined it would be more

cost effective to rebuild the home. This is the first time we’ve used

CHIP funding for this kind of project. We are very excited to be part of

a project like this and to work with the students from Gainesville High

School,” Dyer said.


Demolition on the home at 825 Washington Street began yesterday.

The entire project is expected to take about six months.