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.

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 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.

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.


Small Cities CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) Program

The Connecticut DOH administers the distribution of CDBG funds for the Small Cities Program, while large local jurisdictions (Entitlement Districts) are responsible for their own CDBG funding. Small localities apply to DOH for CDBG funds. Provides funding and technical support for projects that achieve local community and economic development objectives. The program is only available to CT towns and cities with populations of less than 50,000. Projects must meet at least one of the following objectives: benefiting low- and moderate-income persons, eliminating slum and blight, or addressing an urgent need.

Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP)

The Small Town Economic Assistance Program (CGS Section 4-66g) funds economic development, community conservation and quality-of-life capital projects for localities that are ineligible to receive Urban Action bonds. This program is managed by the Office of Policy and Management, and the grants are administered by various state agencies.

Urban Act Funding

The Urban Act grant program is open to all municipalities designated as economically distressed, public investment communities or urban centers. Funds are provided to improve and expand state activities which promote community conservation and development and improve the quality of life for urban residents of the state.