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.


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


Continuum of Care Homeless Grants

Competitively awards grants for CoC planning costs, Unified Funding Agency costs, acquisition, rehabilitation, new construction, leasing, rental assistance, supportive services, operating costs, Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS), project administration costs, relocation costs, and indirect costs.


National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF)

National Housing Trust Fund is a federal block grant program used for the production, preservation, rehabilitation, or operation of affordable rental housing. 75% of all HTF dollars must serve extremely low-income households.


Public Housing Operating Funds

The Public Housing Operating Fund program provides subsidies necessary for PHAs to operate and maintain nearly 1.1 million deeply affordable public housing units that constitute a critical piece of
the housing market, providing homes for some of the nation’s most vulnerable renters as well as local investment in economies.

Moving to Work (MTW) is a demonstration program for public housing authorities (PHAs) that provides them the opportunity to design and test innovative, locally designed strategies that use Federal dollars more efficiently, help residents find employment and become self-sufficient, and increase housing choices for low-income families. MTW allows PHAs exemptions from many existing public housing and voucher rules and provides funding flexibility with how they use their Federal funds.