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CHFA Invites Public Comment for 2020 QAP

2 December 2019

The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) is holding a public input period to receive data, views, and comments with respect to its Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program, its Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), and its current priorities and policy goals.

The public comment period is open from November 12, 2019 through the close of business December 27, 2019. Written comments may be submitted to Terry Nash by email at PublicComment@chfa.org, or by mail to CHFA, 999 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

2019 PIT Count Shows Decline in Homelessness in CT

25 June 2019

The Connecticut 2019 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count and Youth Outreach and Count, conducted on the night of January 22, 2019, found that 3,033 people were experiencing homelessness across the state. This shows a 32% decrease from 2007.

Since the first PIT Count was conducted in 2007, this year’s count officially represents the lowest total ever in a statewide PIT Count, encompassing all populations.
Key highlights from the 2019 PIT and Youth Count include:

Legislative Update: Budget Preserves Critical Housing and Homelessness Programs

6 June 2019

June 6, 2019

 

Earlier this week, the House and Senate passed the biennial budget (HB 7424). This budget proposes $43 billion in spending over the biennium, closes the projected $3.7 billion budget deficit, and anticipates a budget reserve fund that will grow to $2.6 billion by the end of this year.

Now Available – DMHAS RFP for Housing Related Trainings for DV Providers

31 May 2019

DHMAS, as the Collaborative Applicant of CT BOS CoC (CT Balance of State Continuum of Care), is seeking an entity to provide training to domestic violence front-line staff who will be providing access to rapid rehousing funds (RRH) to those with whom they work. As a newly funded project by the federal government through the BOS CoC, it is anticipated that newly hired staff, while trained on DV topics, will not be familiar with the housing/homeless services continuum. The selected entity will be able to determine and deliver a portfolio of trainings to these front-line staff.

CT BOS CoC - 2019 Request for PSH & RRH Proposals

7 May 2019

The Connecticut Balance of State Continuum of Care (CT BOS) is seeking applications for new projects for inclusion in the CoC’s 2019 application for HUD CoC funds. Each year CT BOS competes with other Continuums across the country to secure federal funds to end homelessness through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) program. In 2019, in addition to the usual bonus funding awarded through this process, HUD is anticipated to make up to $50 million available nationally to fund Domestic Violence Bonus projects (DV Bonus).

CHFA Awards $10.28 Million for Affordable Housing Development in Latest 9% LIHTC Round

1 May 2019

The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) announced the award of $10.28 million in tax credits to several affordable housing developers. The funds from the federal 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program will provide funding to build or rehabilitate 439 rental units, 348 of which designated as affordable.

CHFA administers LIHTC allocations. This round of 9% LIHTC awards will generate more than $100 million in equity from private investors, and is expected to create 608 jobs, $219.5 million economic activity, and $12.6 million in net state revenue.

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