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HOME Investment Partnerships Program - State of Connecticut

History: Program was authorized by the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-625). The HOME program is a federal block grant program that provides funding to states and localities to be used exclusively for affordable housing activities to benefit low-income households. HOME funds are awarded as loans and/or grants to eligible applicants.

Purpose : HOME is the largest federally-funded program administered by the DOH and is designed to create affordable housing for low and moderate-income households. The HOME program is designed to:

  • Provide quality, affordable housing for Connecticut residents
  • Strengthen communities
  • Expand the capacity of non-profit housing development organizations and
  • Leverage private sector participation

Source of Funding: Federal – subject to annual appropriations.

Process: Open application process, eligible applicants can apply for funding at any time of the year. Applicants must complete DOH/CHFA Consolidated Application.

Eligible Applicants are:

  • Municipalities
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs)
  • For-Profit Developers Acquisition
  • Individuals

Eligible Uses are:

  • Rehabilitation
  • New Construction
  • Demolition
  • American Dream Downpayment Initiative
  • Homeownership
  • Rental Housing
  • Relocation
  • Pre-Development Loans
  • Operating Expenses (CHDOs only) Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) - A CHDO is a private nonprofit, community-based service organization that develops affordable housing for the community it serves.
  • Homebuyer Education

Statutory Link: Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act as amended

Regulatory Link: 24 CFR Part 92, the Final Rule: Title 24--Housing and Urban Development PART 92--HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM

DOH highly recommends that you familiarize yourself with the HOME Investment Partnership Program including the applicable Federal regulations. Below, although not exhaustive, is a list of Federal Regulations that are required to be met by Applicants during the development/construction period:

Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Affirmative Marketing
Handicapped Accessibility Labor
Section 504
Davis-Bacon Act
Labor Standards
Procurement
Relocation
Environmental Requirements
Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968
Minority/Women's Business Enterprise
Lead-Based Paint Requirements  

Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development - The Consolidated Plan (ConPlan) is a five-year plan addressing Connecticut's housing and community development needs. It provides the framework for a planning process used by states and localities to not only identify housing, homeless, community and economic development needs and resources, but to also tailor a strategic plan for meeting those needs. For grantees it outlines strategies to meet the needs and objectives of the state. 

 

Annual Action Plan - The Action Plan updates the State's Consolidated Plan (ConPlan) on a yearly basis. The activities and resources for DOH's HOME Program for the fiscal year are outlined in the plan. 

Both Plans can be found here.


Local Consolidated Plans


Bridgeport ConPlan
Hartford ConPlan
Meriden ConPlan
Middletown ConPlan
Milford ConPlan
New Britain ConPlan
New Haven ConPlan
Stamford ConPlan
Waterbury ConPlan