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.


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.


Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program

The Emergency Solutions Grant Program, or ESG, is designed to assist people with quickly regaining stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness.


Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit 4% (LIHTC 4%)

The LIHTC program provides incentives for developers to acquire, rehabilitate and/or build new low- or mixed-income housing through the allocation of federal tax credits that may be sold to corporations or investor groups to raise equity for a project. Allocated in conjunction with the issuance of Tax Exempt Bonds (TEBs), the resulting 4 percent credits and equity are used for the acquisition, rehabilitation, or new construction of affordable units. Applications may be submitted to CHFA at any time during the year or through the Developer Engagement Process, announced twice annually.


Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit 9% (LIHTC 9%)

The LIHTC program provides incentives for developers to acquire, rehabilitate and/or build new low- or mixed-income housing through the allocation of federal tax credits that may be sold to corporations or investor groups to raise equity for a project. The LIHTCs allow for the acquisition, new construction and rehabilitation activities. The 9% LIHTCs are subject to the state’s tax credit ceiling allotment and, as such, are allocated by CHFA through highly competitive annual funding rounds. CHFA holds at least one 9% funding round per year.


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.