doh: Funding Opportunities

Current Funding Opportunities
Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder Housing (“IDASH”) Program
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.
State-Sponsored Housing Portfolio Recapitalization
This Notice of Funding Availability is directed to owners of properties in the State-Sponsored Housing Portfolio seeking funding from the Department of Housing and/or the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority.
Potential applicants may submit questions by e-mail. All questions must be received by 4:00 p.m. on April 12, 2017 to the following email address:
Answers to all relevant substantive questions, will be posted on a rolling basis on the NOFA announcement page on the CHFA website .and at the DOH website. Potential applicants may also request a DOH/CHFA Pre-application Meeting to discuss their potential projects by contacting their Asset Manager no later than February 17, 2017.
Connecticut Homeless Services Program
DOH is seeking proposals from eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and municipalities to provide at least one program for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness along the Connecticut continuum of services.  This continuum includes coordinated access services, shelter diversion services, shelter operations, rapid re-housing services, new permanent supportive housing services or youth transitional living programs.  Services will be provided within a specified Coordinated Access Network (CAN).   
Connecticut Homeless Services Program is a statewide initiative designed to assist homeless program participants (individuals and families) as they quickly move out of homelessness and into permanent housing through the provision of housing supports and strategies with the ultimate goal of housing stability. 
The RFP is available electronically below or in hard copy from DOH’s Official Contact: 
Name:  Steve DiLella, Director, Individual and Family Support Programs, Department of Housing 
Address:   505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT  06106  
Phone:  860-270-8081
Housing Innovations: Housing for Homeless Youth and Supportive Housing
The Housing Innovations NOFA is directed to applicants seeking to develop small supportive housing projects for young adults experiencing homelessness or other supportive housing projects. 
Applications for funding under this NOFA will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning Wednesday, January 25, 2017 and will be reviewed within 90 days of submission.  Applicants may contact Katie Durand via email at with any questions.  Questions received by DOH and DOH’s answers thereto will be periodically posted on the DOH Website.
An overview conference for questions and answers regarding this NOFA will be held on:

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Lyceum, Conference Center
227 Lawrence St,
Hartford, CT

Please e-mail to register for this overview conference on or before November 2, 2016.

Affordable Homeownership Development Projects
The Affordable Homeownership Development Projects NOFA is directed to applicants seeking to create homeownership opportunities for eligible households throughout the State. Assisted properties must be owner-occupied properties comprising 1 to 4 units that create affordable housing units, especially in high opportunity areas.
The submission deadline for funding applications under this NOFA is 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Applications received through the DOH/CHFA SharePoint website prior to the deadline and that meet the minimum threshold requirements described in this NOFA will be considered for funding.
Contact Information:
Nick Lundgren, Deputy Commissioner 
Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties 10 (CHAMP 10)
Applications for funding under this NOFA, including, if applicable, all materials required by CHFA, must be submitted no later than Monday, December 5, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Application materials and questions should be submitted to the attention of Edward LaChance. On or before November 21, 2016, applicants may contact Mr. LaChance via email at with questions related to this NOFA. Questions received by DOH, if material to this NOFA, and DOH’s answers thereto will be periodically posted on the DOH Website. Any questions received after November 21, 2016 will receive a response at DOH’s discretion. In addition, an overview conference for questions and answers regarding this NOFA will be held on:
Monday, October 17, 2016
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
The Lyceum
227 Lawrence St,
Hartford, CT
Please e-mail to register for this overview conference on or before October 11, 2016.
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

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
9% LIHTC Funding Opportunities
The Department of Housing is pleased to announce that, as in prior years, it will make soft commitments of its subordinate financing in connection with the 2016 9% Low-income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) funding round administered by the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority.  Applicants can apply for this subordinate financing within the same application they submit for the 2016 9% LIHTC funding round.  Applications for this round are due on November 9, 2016.
Homeless Shelter Capital Needs
This Notice of Funding Availability (this “NOFA”) is directed to existing emergency homeless shelters seeking funding to make capital improvements to their facilities to improve the quality of the services provided to shelter residents.  Proposals to create new emergency homeless shelters are not eligible under this NOFA.
The application can be found below. Applications for funding under this NOFA will be accepted on a rolling basis.  If a permit is required by the local building department for the completion of the proposed work, then documents related to the proposed work scope must be submitted to DOH. 
Applications must be submitted to Steve DiLella either electronically at or by mail at the offices of DOH, 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT 06106-7106.  Applicants may contact Steve DiLella via email at with any questions regarding this NOFA.  All such questions will be answered on a rolling basis and the questions and answers will be posted on the DOH website. Announcements of awards of funding under this NOFA are anticipated to be made within forty-five (45) days of the submission of each application. 
Just In Time Project Funding

The Department of Housing announces the availability of funding for developers of market-rate residential or mixed-use rental projects for which the necessary discretionary approvals have been obtained, who are interested in a subsidy to enable them to restrict a portion of the units at an affordable level. 

The goal of this NOFA is to expand affordable housing opportunities quickly by encouraging the inclusion of affordable units in market rate multi-family rental housing developments that are approaching the closing and construction stage.   Affordable units must be affordable to persons with incomes no higher than 80% of the Area Median Income, but lower affordability thresholds are strongly encouraged.  Rent must be net of the estimated costs of utilities paid by the tenant and must not exceed the affordable level at the chosen AMI level.  All restrictions must remain in the project for a minimum of 10 years.

The aggregate amount of funding to be made available under this NOFA is approximately $8 million.  No Project should contemplate financial assistance from DOH in an amount greater than $5,000,000 or less than $100,000. 
Applications for funding under this NOFA will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning October 15, 2014, and continuing on a rolling basis until all funds are committed.  Applications should be sent to the attention of Karen Santana at the State of Connecticut Department of Housing, 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT 06106.  Interested developers may contact Karen Santana via email at with any questions regarding this NOFA.
Incentive Housing Zone Program

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.

Predevelopment Loan Program
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.
SSHP Pre-Transaction Critical Needs
The Department of Housing and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority announce the State-Sponsored Housing Portfolio (SSHP) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for pre-transaction Critical Needs. Up to $3 million is available under this NOFA.
Please refer to the NOFA below for a complete list of eligible properties and funding uses.
Applications for funding under this NOFA will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning February 4, 2015. Applications must be submitted electronically to . Information and required documentation can be found at the link and attachments below:

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