Supplemental Collapsing Foundation Loan Program

The Supplemental Collapsing Foundation Loan Program is for owners of residential buildings who have already been approved for financial assistance by the Connecticut Foundation Solutions Indemnity Company Inc. (“CFSIC”) to help repair or replace a faulty concrete foundation[1].  The loan program is intended as a supplement to the financial assistance provided by CFSIC and loan proceeds can be used to finance repairs that might not otherwise be funded in whole or in part by CFSIC.  In this regard, borrowers may only use the loan proceeds to pay for certain “eligible repair expenses”.  Those expenses are limited to repairs that are necessary to (i) complete the repair or replacement of the foundation, or (ii) restore the functionality and appearance of the property to the extent that the functionality and appearance were compromised by the deterioration of the foundation or the demolition or construction process.  As long as the repair expense qualifies under this definition, a homeowner may, for example, use loan proceeds to pay for the repair or replacement of wall framing, drywall, paint and other wall finishes, porches or decks, gutters, landscaping, outbuildings or sheds and swimming pools.  Homeowners may not use loan proceeds to pay for any costs associated with significant upgrades to the property that do not otherwise constitute “eligible repair expenses.”

If approved, a homeowner can borrow up to $75,000 for a term not to exceed 20 years, as determined by the participating lender.  The loans will bear a fixed rate of interest that is determined on the basis of an external index published by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston.  The total amount of loans available under the Supplemental Program is capped at $20 million.  Participation by lenders is voluntary and lenders may limit loan approvals based on program availability and other factors.

To be eligible, a homeowner must have received a “participation agreement” from CFSIC and must provide the participating lender with a borrower certification regarding the eligible repair expenses proposed to be incurred at their property pursuant to a construction contract.  For more information, please review the material on the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority’s website.


[1] Please contact CFSIC at https://crumblingfoundations.org if you believe your home’s concrete foundations have been deteriorated due to the presence of pyrrhotite.