Every 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 Denise L. Nappier'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 Trust Fund
Based on a proposal by Treasurer Nappier, the Connecticut General Assembly enacted legislation in 2005 that establishes a $100 million Housing Trust Fund for Economic Growth and Opportunity. The Trust Fund is administered by
the State Department of Housing to provide financing, grants, loan guarantees, low and no-interest loans, and funding for the Connecticut Individual Development Account housing program. Eligible developers include nonprofit entities, municipalities and municipal housing authorities, community development financial institutions, and businesses approved for affordable housing projects. For information contact
Edward LaChance at the State
Department of Housing, (860) 270-8099, or click
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.