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 Targeted Loan Program

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


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


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.


Healthy Homes Supplemental

Healthy Homes Supplemental funding is used for identifying and remediating multiple housing-related health and safety hazards in addition to lead-based paint hazards.

 


HOME Investment Partnerships Program

Federal block grant program administered by the state and designed to create affordable housing for low and moderate-income households. Purposes include: provide quality, affordable housing for Connecticut residents; strengthen communities; expand the capacity of non-profit housing development organizations; and leverage private sector participation. Eligible uses include rehabilitation, new construction, demolition, American Dream Down Payment Initiative, homeownership, rental housing, relocation, pre-development loans, operating expenses (CHDOs only, see HOME – CHDO Funding program), and homebuyer education.


Land Bank Trust

Program provides eligible applicants with grants, loans and deferred loans for the costs of acquiring land or interest in land and the costs of holding and managing land to be developed as housing for low and moderate-income families

Two components:
(1) Land Bank – grants, loans or deferred loans to purchase land, which an eligible applicant can “bank” or hold the land for a period of up to two years
(2) Land Trusts – grants, loans and deferred loans for acquisition, holding and managing costs, but land must be developed right away. The land underlying the units must be held in trust