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Current Funding Opportunities

Housing Mobility Counseling and Search Program

The Department of Housing (DOH) is requesting proposals from qualified organizations to provide mobility counseling, landlord outreach, and housing search assistance for eligible participants in DOH’s rent subsidy programs: Section 8 Housing Choice Program (Section 8) and Rental Assistance Program (RAP).
DOH is requesting proposals for Housing Counseling and Search Assistance Program activities for the contract period April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022.

Q & A
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Tenant Based Rental Assistance 2019


Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to obtain the services of a qualified for profit
or not for profit organization, hereinafter referred to as “respondent”, to perform a service for
the Connecticut Department of Housing, herein after referred to as “DOH”. DOH is seeking
qualifications and proposals from consultants interested in producing the United States
Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) mandated Analysis of Impediments to
Fair Housing Choice (“AI”). The AI shall be conducted in accordance with the necessary
requirements and guidelines under the Federal Regulations. The analysis will be used to
evaluate, monitor, address and resolve Fair Housing issues. For more information contact:

Michael Santoro, Office of Policy, Research and Housing Support


2019 SSHP Projects Funding Round - DELAYED

The Department of Housing and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority has announced the 2019 State-Sponsored Housing Portfolio Recapitalization (SSHP) Notice of Funding Availability. In furtherance of the SSHP Capital Plan, DOH and CHFA are making available approximately $19 million for the rehabilitation or redevelopment of eligible SSHP properties. Please note that this NOFA is open only to the eligible properties listed in Exhibit B of the NOFA, and prioritizes projects consistent with the recommendations of the Capital Plan. Applications for funding under this NOFA must be submitted no later than Friday, April 26, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. In order to be eligible for funding, attendance at a pre-application information session will be required. Pre-registration emails should be received by CHFA by March 8, 2019 to


Application Round is currently delayed. New dates to be released in the future. 

Architectural, Engineering and Environmental Services

DOH invites interested firms to submit their qualifications for evaluation and selection as a Consultant to DOH. DOH will contract for professional Architectural, Engineering & Environmental Services (National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and CT Environmental Policy Act (CEPA) Compliance) to assist DOH in evaluation and monitoring of the of Single Family and Multifamily Housing Rehabilitation & Development activities.

Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties 13 (CHAMP 13)

Applications for funding under this NOFA, including, if applicable, all materials required by CHFA, must be submitted no later than Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.  On or before November 21, 2018, prospective applicants may submit questions related to this NOFA via email to  Questions, if material to this NOFA, and DOH’s responses thereto will be periodically posted on the DOH website at  Any questions received after June 6, 2018 will receive a response at DOH’s discretion.


2018 9% LIHTC Funding Round

The 2018 Qualified Allocation Plan (“QAP”) Overview Session, at which CHFA and representatives from DOH and other agencies will discuss the 2018 QAP, LIHTC application process, new Guidelines, and DOH’s selection criteria will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Lyceum (located at 227 Lawrence Street in Hartford, CT).  Interested parties should register for this event by sending an email to no later than Friday, August 31, 2018.

DOH Subsidy Selection Criteria

Critical Needs - CLOSED

The Department of Housing and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority announce the State-Sponsored Housing Portfolio (SSHP) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Critical Needs. Up to $3 million is available under this NOFA.
Applications for funding under this NOFA will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning December 21, 2018.

Applications must include supporting quotes/contract proposals, consistent with project costs, and include supporting documents for all "other" funding commitments, if any, to be considered complete. Applications must be submitted electronically to Questions can be directed to Deb Olson at 860-571-4307 or via email at


Special Round (High Opportunity Area Housing)
DOH is pleased to announce the Notice of Funding Availability for the 2019 Special Round (High Opportunity Area Housing) directed to both owners of existing affordable multifamily properties in High Opportunity Areas and developers of proposed new affordable multifamily properties in such areas. To be eligible for consideration for funding under this NOFA, a project must be located in a census tract identified as Moderate, High, or Very High Opportunity on the Opportunity Map.


Predevelopment Loan Program - CLOSED
The Department of Housing (DOH) is pleased to announce the new streamlined application process for its predevelopment loan program which is directed to housing developers seeking assistance with predevelopment costs incurred in connection with the construction, rehabilitation, or renovation of housing for low-and moderate-income persons and families. Predevelopment costs are expenses that are not administrative and are necessary before the construction stage of a project begins. Proposed projects to be supported with these predevelopment funds must be eligible for financial assistance from DOH.

Application Materials


The Department of Housing announces the availability of additional funding under the Incentive Housing Zone (aka HomeCT) program for pre-development activities. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis beginning August 4, 2014.


Homeless Shelter Capital Needs - CLOSED

The Homeless Shelter Capital Needs Program has been open to applicants on a rolling basis since the fall of 2015. The intent of the program was to provide funding for renovations to homeless shelters in order to provide better access for the homeless population. DOH has received sufficient applicants to fully expend all the funding appropriated for this purpose. As a result, the Shelter Capital Needs Program will be closed and DOH will no longer accept applications for funding.  

Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder Housing (“IDASH”) Program - CLOSED

This Notice of Funding Availability is directed to owners of either existing
affordable rental developments or developers of proposed new affordable multifamily rental
developments seeking funding from DOH that are also interested
in creating housing for individuals with intellectual disabilities or individuals with an autism
spectrum disorder.



The HTCC program helps nonprofit developers build affordable housing in Connecticut and gives local businesses an opportunity to invest in the projects. CHFA allocates up to $10 million annually in state tax credits under the HTCC program to  nonprofits developing very low, low and moderate income housing in Connecticut. Private business can buy the tax credits and apply them to their corporate tax. Nonprofit developers use the money for their affordable housing project.Funding from HTCCs has supported the development of an average of 650 affordable units per year and often provides gap financing, allowing many projects to advance. The HTCC program not only supports CHFA's mission of providing residents with high-quality affordable housing but it also builds relationships between nonprofit developers and the business community.

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CDBG-Small Cities

Connecticut's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, also known as the Small Cities Program, provides funding and technical support for projects that achieve local community and economic development objectives. The Small Cities Program principally benefits low-and moderate-income persons. This program is only available to Connecticut towns and cities with populations of less than 50,000. Funding for the Connecticut CDBG program is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the guidelines of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. Eligible Activities must meet one of the following CDBG program National Objectives: benefiting low and moderate-income persons, eliminating slum and blight or addressing an urgent need.

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Section 811 Project-Based Rental Assistance Program (CT811)

The Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) is issuing this Request for Qualification (RFQ) to expand the creation of permanent supportive housing (PSH) for extremely low-income persons with disabilities. The purpose of this particular RFQ is to stimulate the creation of new PSH units through the use of new or existing rental housing and placement of Section 811 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PRA), a Federal rental housing assistance program funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

For this RFQ, DOH is requesting the submissions from owner/property managers with units in multifamily projects eligible to receive Section 811 PRA. The project-based rental assistance funds are to be used to house non-elderly individuals and families who are income eligible, disabled, eligible for community-based care services, and who belong to one of the three target populations outlined in the Cooperative Agreement and further described in this RFQ.

The RFQ is available in electronic format from the RFQ Official Contact:

Tawny Pho
Housing Specialist, Department of Housing
505 Hudson Street 2nd Floor, Hartford, CT 06160
Phone: 860-270-8091 Fax: 860-706-5741