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CHFA Announces Notice of Funding Availability for the HTCC Program

25 May 2021

The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) has announced a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Connecticut Housing Tax Credit Contribution (HTCC) program. CHFA anticipates making up to $10 million in state tax credits available through this NOFA to non-profit applicants that will create housing opportunities in the following classifications: Workforce Housing ($1 million); Supportive Housing ($2 million); Other Housing Opportunities ($7 million). A maximum of $500,000 may be awarded to each successful applicant. 

Deadline Approaching: CHFA Requests Input on 2022/2023 LIHTC Qualified Action Plan (QAP)

25 May 2021

The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) is holding a public input period to receive data, views, and comments with respect to its Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) for 2022 and 2023.  

The public comment period is open through the close of business May 28, 2021. Written comments may be submitted to Terry Nash Giovannucci by email at PublicComment@chfa.org, or by mail to CHFA, 999 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. 

Housing and Homelessness Resources in the Committee Budget & Bond Package

23 April 2021

Key Legislative Committees Advance Budget Proposals for Fiscal Year 2022-2023, Expanding and PreservingResources for Critical Homeless and Affordable Housing Programs 

April 23, 2021 
 
The Appropriations and Finance Revenue and Bonding committees’ actions provide critical new resources to create affordable housing and preserve existing resources for critical homeless and affordable housing programs found in Governor Lamont’s proposed FY 22-23 budget. 

New Report Shows: Connecticut's Lowest-Income Residents Lack Housing They Can Afford

18 March 2021

The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, a new report released today by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), finds a national shortage of nearly seven million affordable and available rental homes for extremely low-income (ELI) renter households, those with incomes at or below the poverty level or 30% of their area median income. In Connecticut, there are 148,502 extremely low-income households but only 61,785 affordable rental homes available to them. The result is only 42 affordable and available rental homes for every 100 households with extremely low incomes.

FCCHO and Urban Institute Release Report on Affordable & Accessible Housing

22 February 2021

Fairfield County's Center for Housing Opportunity and Urban Institute have released a new report titled "Housing Connecticut’s Future: Meeting the State's Affordable and Accessible Housing Needs." This report discusses how changing demographic trends necessitate the creation of additional affordable and accessible apartments for Connecticut's growing senior population.

Click here to read the report.

CHFA Invites Public Comment for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program

15 December 2020

The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) is holding a public input period to receive data, views, and comments with respect to its Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program, its Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), and its current priorities and policy goals.

The public comment period is open from November 23, 2020 through December 23, 2020. Written comments may be submitted to Terry Nash Giovannucci by email at PublicComment@chfa.org, or by mail to CHFA, 999 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

New Cost of COVID-19 Evictions Report Released

15 December 2020

On November 19th, 2020, the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and Innovation for Justice (I4J) Program released the “Costs of COVID-19 Evictions” Report.

The report identifies and looks at five key areas that would incur public costs of homelessness following an eviction, including emergency shelters, inpatient medical care, emergency medical care, foster care, and juvenile delinquency. While not all encompassing, these five areas are noted to be “a starting point for measuring the costs of evictions.”

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