Housing and HomeownershipEvery person deserves quality, affordable housing and the dream of homeownership should be within anyone's reach. Affordable housing is also an important component of the state's economic vitality and a key consideration for businesses when making decisions about where to grow and create jobs. Below are a series of programs and initiatives related to Treasurer Shawn T. Wooden's efforts in the area of affordable housing and homeownership.
Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA)
CHFA is a quasi-public housing agency working to expand affordable housing options for Connecticut residents. CHFA offers homebuyer guides, tools, and calculators. Visit www.chfa.org.
Connecticut Housing Coalition
The Connecticut Housing Coalition provides technical assistance, strategic planning services, and industry best-practices training and support to non-profit housing developers. The coalition's goal is to expand housing opportunities for affordable housing development needs throughout the state. For information or materials, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ct-housing.org.
Connecticut Fair Housing Center
Visit www.ctfairhousing.org for free brochures to borrowers facing foreclosure and in need of fair housing protection.
Visit www.nw.org to access information on foreclosure prevention and how to avoid predatory financial products.
A multilingual, 12-module financial education web-based curriculum on credit, money management, and steps to preserve your homeownership. Visit www.freddiemac.com/creditsmart.
Connecticut Housing Investment Fund (CHIF)
CHIF is a private non-profit organization that offers several lending programs for down payment assistance, rehabilitation, and energy conservation to homeowners and qualified developers. For information contact www.chif.org or call (860) 233-5165.