LISC Connecticut and the Partnership for Strong Communities, with support from the Connecticut Project, have created a comprehensive map of state and federal resources available for housing development in Connecticut, particularly affordable housing. The goal is to offer a detailed and up to date source of information to improve access to funding, increase transparency, and promote collaboration and long-term planning. All information has been sourced from publicly available data or submitted by the Agency/Fund Administrator. If you note any incorrect information, or have questions regarding the information listed here, please reach out to info@pschousing.org.


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Affordable Housing Fund

The Affordable Housing Fund, established with a Capital Magnet Fund FY 2020 award and matching funds from CHFA, is available to eligible affordable multifamily rental housing developments statewide that have a funding need of $1 million or less and that meet eligibility criteria.


Affordable Housing Program (AHP) (a.k.a FLEX)

Also referred to as soft capital, this program is DOH’s primary housing production program and is frequently referred to as the “flexible” housing program. The program provides quality, affordable housing for Connecticut residents, promotes and supports homeownership and mixed-income developments, and assists in the revitalization of urban and rural centers.

Funds can be used for: acquisition, rehabilitation, new construction, demolition, homeownership, multi-family rental housing, adaptive re-use of historic structures, special needs housing, redevelopment of vacant properties, infrastructure improvements, and housing for individuals or families with incomes up to 100% of Area Median Income.


Bonding for Community Development Corporations

New program still in development


Brownfield Municipal Grant Program

The primary program through which brownfield remediation is funded. It provides funding to municipalities and other quasi-public entities to conduct remediation efforts in preparation for future redevelopment of the site.


Brownfield Planning Grants

To help applicants develop a comprehensive implementation plan for the remediation and redevelopment of neighborhoods, districts, corridors, downtowns, waterfront zones or other areas burdened with multiple brownfields


Brownfield Targeted Loan Program

Offers low-interest loans at 3% with repayment period of up to 30 years for purpose of remediation.


Build for CT

A collaboration between the CT Department of Housing and CHFA to create public-private partnerships with lenders and developers to address the housing needs of middle-income renters  (Workforce Housing ). Restricted rents must reflect a discount to market rents.  Rates between 1% -3%  to borrower depending on the significance of the discount. B4CT is a subordinate loan program and needs to be paired with an approved participating Senior Lender.


Community Investment Fund (CIF) 2030

The Community Investment Fund 2030 (CIF) fosters economic development in historically underserved communities across the state. CIF will provide a total of up to $875 million to eligible municipalities as well as not-for-profit organizations and community development corporations that operate within them.


Community Project Funding (CPF)/Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS)

Congressional project funding grants provide investment in a wide variety of projects such as housing, homelessness prevention, workforce training, public facilities, parks, resilience planning and other critical infrastructure and services.


Connecticut Housing Trust Fund

Program provides gap financing, grants, loan guarantees, low-and-no-interest loans and funding for the CT Individual Development Account housing program

Purpose: encourages creation of homeownership housing for low and moderate income families, promotes the rehabilitation, preservation and production of rental housing and the development of housing which aids the revitalization of communities