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

Fund Administrator
Program Status
Program Description

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.

Program Type
Type of Funding
Source of Funds
General Obligation Bonds
Funding Amounts/Limits

Any future award of DOH state bond funding is limited to $100,000 per unit or $4,000,000 maximum per project. This does not include Federal funding which DOH might make available to a project. Source: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DOH/DEP-Fall-2022/DEP-Fall-2022-Requirements-and-Instructions-ver-14-11-01-2022-To-Publish.pdf

Target Population(s)

Projects limited to housing for individuals or families with incomes up to 100% of Area Median Income.

Links to Additional Resources

Eligibility

Eligible Project Size
No requirements
Other Eligibility Guidelines

Multiple projects should not be combined into one DEP application. Organizations and their affiliates are limited to three (3) DEP submissions for distinct projects. Source: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DOH/DEP-Fall-2022/DEP-Fall-2022-Requirements-and-Instructions-ver-14-11-01-2022-To-Publish.pdf

Application

Application Timeline

Application twice a year, once in spring and once in fall. Should hear back from DOH official within 2 weeks of submission.

Overview of Application Process

Recipients apply through DOH’s Development Engagement Process (DEP). After sending in an initial application, the recipient will receive a follow-up call from DOH official detailing one of five statuses: Decline (with some guidance provided on what applicant would need for future application cycles); Invite to Apply; Preliminary Stage or Continue Conversations (with guidance and assistance provided to application to help move to Invite to Apply stage); and Closed. For projects who are Invite to Reply, applicants are asked to complete a full application for funding under the DOH/CHFA Consolidated Application, which allows applicant to simultaneously apply for all available DOH and CHFA funding sources. Source: https://portal.ct.gov/DOH/DOH/Housing/Development-Engagement-Process

Additional Information

Other Notes
Last Updated
June 6, 2024
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