doh: Funding Opportunities

Current Funding Opportunities
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.

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 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
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.
HomeCT (IHZs)
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
Affordable Homeownership Projects

DOH is pleased to announce the Notice of Funding Availability for the 2018 Affordable Homeownership funding round 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. Eligible projects include the construction of new, or rehabilitation of existing uninhabited, owner-occupied properties comprising up to four units

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.
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

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