CALL 211 INFO LINE and press #3 and #1 if you are homeless or in a housing emergency.

Funding Opportunities - Past (No Longer Active)

Housing Mobility Counseling and Search Program
The Department of Housing (DOH) is requesting proposals from qualified organizations to provide mobility counseling, landlord outreach, and housing search assistance for eligible participants in DOH’s rent subsidy programs: Section 8 Housing Choice Program (Section 8) and Rental Assistance Program (RAP).
DOH is requesting proposals for Housing Counseling and Search Assistance Program activities for the contract period April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022.

RFP
Q & A
Q & A - 2
Tenant Based Rental Assistance 2019

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to obtain the services of a qualified for profit
or not for profit organization, hereinafter referred to as “respondent”, to perform a service for
the Connecticut Department of Housing, herein after referred to as “DOH”. DOH is seeking
qualifications and proposals from consultants interested in producing the United States
Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) mandated Analysis of Impediments to
Fair Housing Choice (“AI”). The AI shall be conducted in accordance with the necessary
requirements and guidelines under the Federal Regulations. The analysis will be used to
evaluate, monitor, address and resolve Fair Housing issues. For more information contact:

Michael Santoro, Office of Policy, Research and Housing Support
860-270-8171
CT.Housing.Plans@ct.gov

RFP
Addendum


2019 SSHP Projects Funding Round - DELAYED
The Department of Housing and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority has announced the 2019 State-Sponsored Housing Portfolio Recapitalization (SSHP) Notice of Funding Availability. In furtherance of the SSHP Capital Plan, DOH and CHFA are making available approximately $19 million for the rehabilitation or redevelopment of eligible SSHP properties. Please note that this NOFA is open only to the eligible properties listed in Exhibit B of the NOFA, and prioritizes projects consistent with the recommendations of the Capital Plan. Applications for funding under this NOFA must be submitted no later than Friday, April 26, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. In order to be eligible for funding, attendance at a pre-application information session will be required. Pre-registration emails should be received by CHFA by March 8, 2019 to sharon.klesseck@chfa.org.

NOFA

Application Round is currently delayed. New dates to be released in the future. 

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 nathan.karnes@ct.gov.  Questions, if material to this NOFA, and DOH’s responses thereto will be periodically posted on the DOH website at www.ct.gov/doh.  Any questions received after June 6, 2018 will receive a response at DOH’s discretion.

NOFA

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 catherine.bitterman@chfa.org no later than Friday, August 31, 2018.

DOH Subsidy Selection Criteria

Critical Needs - CLOSED
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 CHFASHP-2@chfa.org. Questions can be directed to Deb Olson at 860-571-4307 or via email at debra.olson@chfa.org.

NOFA

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.

NOFA
Predevelopment Loan Program - CLOSED
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.

Application Materials
HomeCT (IHZs) - CLOSED
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.

NOFA

Homeless Shelter Capital Needs - CLOSED
The Homeless Shelter Capital Needs Program has been open to applicants on a rolling basis since the fall of 2015. The intent of the program was to provide funding for renovations to homeless shelters in order to provide better access for the homeless population. DOH has received sufficient applicants to fully expend all the funding appropriated for this purpose. As a result, the Shelter Capital Needs Program will be closed and DOH will no longer accept applications for funding.  

Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder Housing (“IDASH”) Program - CLOSED
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.

NOFA

HTCC
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.

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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.

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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 RFQ.

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
 

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 April 16, 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 CHFASHP-2@chfa.org. Approved Critical Needs applications will be funded as soon as possible once funds are received from the Department of Housing.

Questions can be directed to Deb Olson at 860-571-4307 or via email at debra.olson@chfa.org.
 
 
Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties 12 (CHAMP 12)

Applications for funding under this NOFA, including, if applicable, all materials required by CHFA, must be submitted no later than Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. On or before June 6, 2018, applicants may contact Nick Lundgren via email at nick.lundgren@ct.gov 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 June 6, 2018 will receive a response at DOH’s discretion.

NOFA
Rating and Ranking
FAQs
FAQs 2
FAQs 3

 
2018 SSHP Projects Funding Round
The Department of Housing and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority announce the 2018 State-Sponsored Housing Portfolio (SSHP) Notice of Funding Availability. In furtherance of the SSHP Capital Plan, DOH and CHFA are making available approximately $20 million for the rehabilitation or redevelopment of eligible SSHP properties. Please note that this NOFA is open only to the eligible properties listed in Exhibit A of the NOFA, and prioritizes projects consistent with the recommendations of the Capital Plan. Applications for funding under this NOFA must be submitted no later than Friday, April 27, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Questions regarding this NOFA may be sent on or before April 13, 2018 to sshprfp@chfa.org.
 
2017 9% LIHTC Funding Round
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 2017 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 2017 9% LIHTC funding round.
 

YHDP Diversion/Rapid Exit Fund Administrator RFP
The CT Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) Grant Management Team, led by DOH, is accepting applications for a Diversion/Rapid Exit Fund Administrator. Applications must be submitted no later than 5pm on Tuesday, June 19th. On or before June 15th, applicants may contact Katie Durand via email at kathleen.durand@ct.gov with questions related to this RFP.
 
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 kathleen.durand@ct.gov 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 kathleen.durand@ct.gov to register for this overview conference on or before November 2, 2016.

 
Special Round (High Opportunity Area Housing)
DOH is pleased to announce the Notice of Funding Availability for the 2018 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 DOH Opportunity Map, which is available on the DOH Website, click here. Approximately $20 million in financial assistance is anticipated to be made available. Applications, including, if applicable, all materials required by CHFA, may be submitted at any time between 9:00 am on February 7, 2018 and 4:00 pm on April 23, 2018.
 
Contact:
Name: Karen Santana
Phone: 860-270-8224
 
Connecticut Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Lead Agency and HMIS System Administration
The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Department of Housing, the CT Balance of State (CTBOS) Continuum of Care and Opening Doors Fairfield County (ODFC) Continuum of Care and are seeking proposals for a Connecticut Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Lead Agency and HMIS System Administration Services. The objective of this RFP is to seek applications for a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Lead Agency and HMIS System Administration services. One entity may apply to provide both services. Separate entities partnering to provide both services are required to submit a collaborative proposal, with one entity clearly designated as the applicant and lead agency. Proposals for provision of one but not both of the above-mentioned services will not be considered. To receive homeless assistance funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), communities are required to establish and maintain a Continuum of Care (CoC). CoCs are responsible for coordinating funding, policies, strategies and activities toward ending homelessness in their region. There are two CoCs within the State of Connecticut: The CTBOS and ODFC. For the purposes of this RFP, the HMIS Lead Agency and HMIS System Administration services will cover both the CTBOS and ODFC. Due Date: April 25, 2018
 
 
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. Approximately $10 million in financial assistance is anticipated to be made available in this funding round. The submission deadline for funding applications under this NOFA is 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Contact:
Nick Lundgren
860-270-8190
nick.lundgren@ct.gov

NOFA
Homeownership Rate and Ranking 2018
Affordable Homeownership Webinar for 2018
Affordable Homeownership FAQs


Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program Request for Proposals
DOH is seeking proposals from eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit providers to provide housing and supportive services for people living with HIV/AIDS in the Balance of State (BOS) Eligible Metropolitan Service Area (EMSA) who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The geographic areas that comprise the BOS EMSA are Litchfield County, Middlesex County, New London County, and Tolland County.
 
Department’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
E-Mail: Steve.DiLella@ct.gov
 

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Rental Assistance Program
DOH is seeking proposals from eligible organizations to administer the following five housing subsidy programs for Connecticut's income-eligible families:

1. The DOH’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV), funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and authorized by the Federal Housing Act of 1937 as amended;
2. The DOH’s Section 8 Family Self Sufficiency Program (FSS);
3. The DOH’s Project-based Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program;
4. The DOH’s Section 8 Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Moderate Rehabilitation Program; and
5. The State-funded Rental Assistance Program (RAP).
Proposals in response to this RFP must address all five programs and the organization must be capable of providing all services on a statewide basis.
 
Contact:
Name: Steve DiLella, Director, Individual and Family Support Programs, Department of Housing
Address: 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-270-8081
E-Mail: Steve.DiLella@ct.gov
 
 
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.
 
 
CDBG-DR / National Disaster Resilience - Program Management Services
The State of Connecticut (State) has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant –
Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grant through the National Disaster Resilience (NDR) competition
in the amount of $54,277,359. These funds will be used for administration of the grant and six
activities: three infrastructure projects in the City of Bridgeport (University Avenue, the Earthen
Berm, and the Community Resilience Center), two planning projects in the City of Bridgeport
(Floodplain Design Guidelines and District Energy Feasibility Study), and the Connecticut
Connections Coastal Resilience Plan covering Fairfield and New Haven Counties.
Completed Proposals and all materials must be hand delivered or mailed via a nationallyrecognized
overnight carrier to: David Kooris, DOH, 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT
06106-7106. All Proposals must be received at DOH on or before 12:00 p.m. on
September 25, 2017.
 
Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties 11 (CHAMP 11)
Applications for funding under this NOFA, including, if applicable, all materials required by CHFA, must be submitted no later than Monday, June 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
 
Application materials and questions should be submitted to the attention of Edward LaChance. On or before May 22, 2017, applicants may contact Mr. LaChance via email at edward.lachance@ct.gov 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 May 22, 2017 will receive a response at DOH’s discretion. In addition, an overview conference for questions and answers regarding this NOFA will be held on:

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
The Lyceum
227 Lawrence St,
Hartford, CT

Please e-mail edward.lachance@ct.gov to register for this overview conference on or before March 20, 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
E-Mail: Steve.DiLella@ct.gov
 
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: sshprfp@chfa.org.
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.
 
 
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
Nick.Lundgren@ct.gov
 
 
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 edward.lachance@ct.gov 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 edward.lachance@ct.gov to register for this overview conference on or before October 11, 2016.
 
 
Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties 9 (CHAMP 9)
Applications for funding under this NOFA, including, if applicable, all materials required by CHFA, must be submitted no later than Thursday June 2, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Application materials and questions should be submitted to the attention of Edward LaChance. On or before May 20, 2016, applicants may contact Mr. LaChance via email at edward.lachance@ct.gov 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 May 20, 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:
 
Thursday, March 24, 2016
9:30 AM – 12:00 noon
The Lyceum
227 Lawrence St,
Hartford, CT
 
Please e-mail edward.lachance@ct.gov to register for this overview conference on or before Monday, March 21, 2016.
 
 
State-Sponsored Housing Portfolio
This NOFA 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.
 
Hard copies of full-sized architectural drawings and specifications must be received no later than April 27, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. and addressed to:
CT Housing Finance Authority
Attn: Jennifer Landau
999 West Street
Rocky Hill CT 06067
 
 
2016 Small Cities Competitive Funding Round
 
 
State-Funded Homeless Prevention and Response Fund (HPRF)
DOH is seeking proposals from eligible organizations to administer the State funded Homeless Prevention and Response Fund (HPRF) on behalf of DOH. The goal of HPRF is to provide capital funding to eligible property owners to make needed repairs to or provide operating subsidies for existing but as yet uninhabited units and in return for this funding the property owners will rent these units to individuals that are homeless in connection with DOH’s rapid rehousing or supportive housing program. The administrator will assist DOH in marketing the program, contracting with participating property owners, coordinating with the Coordinated Access Networks and homeless service providers, financially managing the program and monitoring for program compliance. The RFP is available in electronic format on the State Contracting Portal or from DOH’s Official

Contact:
Steve DiLella, Director, Individual and Family Support Programs, Department of Housing
505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT 06106
860-270-8081
Steve.DiLella@ct.gov
 
 
Connecticut Rapid Re-Housing Program
The State of Connecticut, Department of Housing (DOH), is seeking proposals from eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and municipalities to provide housing placement and stabilization services, as necessary to assist individuals and families living in shelters or in places not meant for human habitation (e.g. living on the streets or car) to move as quickly as possible into permanent housing and achieve housing stability. Services will be provided within a specified Coordinated Access Network (CAN).
 
The Connecticut Rapid Re-Housing Program (CT RRP) 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 time-limited housing supports and strategies with the ultimate goal of housing stability.
 
The RFP is available in electronic format on the State Contracting Portal or from DOH’s Official

Contact:
Steve DiLella, Director, Individual and Family Support Programs, Department of Housing
505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT 06106
860-270-8081
Steve.DiLella@ct.gov
 

Affordable Homeownership Development ProjectsThis Notice of Funding Availability (this “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.

The submission deadline for funding applications under this NOFA is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 29, 2016. 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.

Prior to the submission deadline above, applicants may contact Colette Slover via email at colette.slover@ct.gov with any questions regarding this NOFA. All such questions received before 4:00 on February 9, 2016, will be answered on a rolling basis and the questions and answers will be posted on the DOH Website.

 
 
Housing Mobility Counseling and Search Assistance Program
The Department of Housing (DOH) is requesting proposals from qualified organizations to provide tenant education, mobility counseling, and housing search assistance for eligible participants in DOH’s rent subsidy programs: Section 8 Housing Choice Program (Section 8) and Rental Assistance Program (RAP). Services will have a strong emphasis on mobility moves from areas of very low and low opportunity to areas of higher opportunity, with a priority for families with young children.
 
Proposals must be received at DOH no later than 3:00 p.m. eastern standard time on Friday December 11, 2015. The RFP is available in electronic format on the State Contracting Portal or 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
E-Mail: Steve.DiLella@ct.gov
 
 
AIDS Residential Program
The Department of Housing is seeking proposals from eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to provide housing and supportive services for people living with HIV/AIDS in the State of Connecticut who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
A printed copy of this RFP can be obtained from the Official Contact upon request. The deadline for submission of proposals is Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 3:00 PM.
 
The RFP is available in electronic format on the State Contracting Portal or from DOH’s Official Contact:
 
Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties 8 (CHAMP 8)
This Notice of Funding Availability (this “NOFA”) is directed to owners of either existing
affordable rental developments or developers of proposed new affordable multifamily rental
developments seeking funding from the Department of Housing (“DOH”).
 
Applications for funding under this NOFA, including, if applicable, all materials required by
CHFA, must be submitted no later than Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Application materials and questions should be submitted to the attention of Edward LaChance.
On or before November 13, 2015, applicants may contact Mr. LaChance via email at
edward.lachance@ct.gov 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 13, 2015 will receive a response at DOH’s
discretion. In addition, an overview conference for questions and answers regarding this NOFA
will be held on:
 
Friday, October 16, 2015
9:30 AM – 11:30AM
State of Connecticut Department of Housing
4th Floor Conference Room 466
505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT
 
Please e-mail marilyn.taylor@ct.gov to register for this overview conference on or before Friday,
October 9, 2015. Participation in this event is limited to approximately 25 persons so early
registration is recommended. If demand exceeds availability an additional session may be
scheduled.
 
 
Affordable Housing Innovations - Small Projects
The Department of Housing announces the availability of funding for small multi-family or homeownership projects that create new affordable housing units. To ensure the greatest impact of the State’s financial assistance in meeting the urgent needs of Connecticut residents, the affordable housing development community must continue to find ways to create well-designed, sustainable, cost-effective affordable housing units as efficiently as possible. The goal of this NOFA is to expand affordable housing opportunities by fostering innovation in the creation of affordable multi-family rental housing and homeownership properties in Connecticut. Projects that incorporate innovative approaches, including, for example, with respect to design, location, construction costs, operating costs, environmental sustainability, affordability, and/or the incorporation of support services, and have the potential to be replicated on a larger scale are especially encouraged.
Applications for funding under this NOFA will be accepted at the offices of DOH, 505 Hudson
Street, Hartford, CT 06106-7106 until Monday, October 19, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Architectural
Plans and Specifications should be sent to the attention of Edward LaChance. Prior to the submission deadline above, applicants may contact Edward LaChance via email at edward.lachance@ct.gov with any questions regarding this NOFA. All such questions received before 4:00 p.m. on October 12, 2015, will be answered on a rolling basis and the questions and
answers will be posted on the DOH Website.
 
Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties 7 (CHAMP 7)
The Department of Housing (“DOH”) is pleased to announce the Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties 7 (“CHAMP 7”) Notice of Funding Availability (“NOFA”) directed to owners of existing affordable rental developments and developers of proposed new affordable multifamily rental developments seeking funding from DOH. The goal of this NOFA is to foster the creation and/or preservation of affordable multifamily rental housing in Connecticut to promote healthy lives, strong communities and a robust economy. The CHAMP 7 NOFA includes important changes from prior CHAMP NOFAs including:
  • All proposed developments must include at least one (1) handicap accessible unit. Note that this must be a fully accessible unit and not an adaptable unit. This new requirement will also be applicable to all rehabilitation projects where such actions are feasible within the design constraints of the existing building(s).
  • Each application for CHAMP 7 funding must provide a veteran preference for at least 2 units. These requirements are more fully described in the attached NOFA.

Approximately $22 million is anticipated to be made available pursuant to this NOFA. Funding available under this NOFA may, at DOH’s discretion, include Housing Trust Fund Program funds, Affordable Housing Program funds, and/or HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds. DOH funding under this NOFA may not exceed $5,000,000 per development. Applicants under this NOFA may also simultaneously apply for financial assistance from the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA), including taxable bond or tax exempt bond financing and 4% low-income housing tax credits.

Applications for funding under this NOFA, including, if applicable, all materials required by CHFA must be submitted electronically through the State of Connecticut's Biznet user portal no later than Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Hard copies of application materials will not be accepted except for architectural drawings and project manuals, which must be submitted in hard copy to DOH and/or CHFA by Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Prior to May 28, 2015, applicants may contact Edward LaChance via email at Edward.lachance@ct.gov with any questions. Questions received by DOH and DOH’s answers thereto will be posted on the DOH Website (www.ct.gov/doh) on a rolling basis.

Copies of the NOFA may be obtained in hard copy by contacting Marilyn Taylor of DOH by phone at (860) 270-8161 or by email at Marilyn.taylor@ct.gov. An overview conference for questions and answers regarding this NOFA will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 10AM at The Lyceum, 227 Lawrence Street, Hartford, CT.

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SSHP Capital Funding NOFA
The Department of Housing and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority announce the State-Sponsored Housing Portfolio (SSHP) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). In accordance with the SSHP Capital Plan, DOH and CHFA are making available approximately $18 million for the rehabilitation or redevelopment of eligible SSHP properties. This NOFA is focused on projects that are consistent with the recommendations of the Capital Plan. 

Please note that this NOFA is open only to the eligible properties listed in Exhibit A of the NOFA, and is focused on projects that are consistent with the recommendations of the Capital Plan.
 
Applications for funding under this NOFA must be submitted electronically through the State of Connecticut Biznet user portal no later than Monday, April 20, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Questions regarding this NOFA may be sent to sshprfp@chfa.org.

An overview conference for questions and answers regarding the SSHP NOFA will be held on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lyceum, 227 Lawrence Street, Hartford, CT.
 
 
State Housing Opportunities for Person with AIDS (HOPWA)
The Department of Housing is seeking proposals from eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit providers to provide housing and supportive services for people living with HIV/AIDS in the Balance of State (BOS) Eligible Metropolitan Service Area (EMSA) who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
 
 
Small Cities Competitive Funding Round
Department of Housing is pleased to announce 2015 Small Cities Competitive funding round Application Workshop to be held on January 26, 2015 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Details about this workshop are provided in the link below. Please email your responses to Marilyn Taylor by January 22, 2015 COB at Marilyn.Taylor@CT.gov (E-mail preferred but if no e-mail contact: Marilyn Taylor, Dept. of Housing, 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT 06106.)
 
 
Nursing Facility Diversification
The State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services and the State of Connecticut, Department of Housing are seeking proposals from nursing facilities licensed by the State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health, who are interested in diversifying or establishing a new business model to support Medicaid recipients who need Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) to live in the community.
Proposals must align with the State’s Strategic Rebalancing Plan: A Plan to Rebalance Long Term Services and Supports 2013-2015, embedded as a hyperlink, assure informed choice to residents living in the facility and contribute to reducing the total number of nursing facility beds statewide or reduce the percentage of discharges from hospitals into skilled nursing facilities. Respondents are encouraged and expected to develop relationships and partnerships with stakeholders in the community, including but not limited to town governance, town residents, nonprofit entities, home and community-based services (HCBS) providers, people with disabilities, and elders.
 
Emergency Shelter Services
The Department of Housing is seeking proposals to provide shelter operations and housing case management services in Connecticut for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Funding under this RFP will be provided by the Department under the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program and the Emergency Shelter Services (ESS) Program.
Applicants may contact Steve DiLella via steve.dilella@ct.gov with any questions regarding the RFP. Deadline for submission of proposals is Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm.
 
Affordable Homeownership
The Department of Housing is pleased to announce the Affordable Homeownership Notice of Funding Availability (“NOFA”) 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 or preserve affordable housing units. The goal of this NOFA is to expand affordable housing opportunities by fostering the creation of affordable homeownership properties in Connecticut.
Applicants may contact Colette Slover via email at colette.slover@ct.gov with any questions regarding this NOFA. All such questions received before 4:00 P.M. on February 13, 2015, will be answered on a rolling basis and the questions and answers will be posted on the DOH Website.

Applicant Information Session Webinar will take place on March 6th from 1:30-4PM
. DOH will repeat the applicant information session that was held on January 26, 2015 and will also provide training on the Consolidated Application. We will also discuss the Affordable Homeownership Property Standards.
 
To register for the GoToMeeting Webinar, contact Marilyn Taylor at Marilyn.Taylor@ct.gov no later than 11 am on Friday, March 6th. Information about how to login to the Webinar will be emailed to all registered applicants.
 
 
 
Champ 6
The Department of Housing is pleased to announce the Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties 6 (“CHAMP 6”) Notice of Funding Availability (“NOFA”) directed to owners of existing affordable rental developments and developers of proposed new affordable multifamily rental developments seeking funding from DOH.
 
Applicants may contact Edward LaChance via email at Edward.lachance@ct.gov with any questions. Questions received by DOH and DOH’s answers thereto will be posted on the Website on a rolling basis.
 
 
Norwalk Permanent Supportive Housing RFP Scattered Site
The Department of Housing has issued an RFP to expand the creation of permanent supportive housing. The purpose of this RFP is to stimulate the creation of at least 12 new units of permanent supportive housing through the use of existing rental housing in the Norwalk community
 
If you need additional information, contact Steve DiLella at Steve.DiLella@ct.gov.
 
 
Permanent Supportive Housing Scattered Site
The Department of Housing and Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services have issued an RFP to expand the creation of permanent supportive housing. The purpose of this particular RFP is to stimulate the creation of at least 110 new units of permanent supportive housing through the use of existing rental housing. Resources made available through this RFP are limited to 145 units of supportive service funding and 110 units of State rental assistance.
 
If you need additional information, contact Steve DiLella at Steve.DiLella@ct.gov
 
 
Affordable Housing Innovations - Small Projects
The Department of Housing announces the availability of funding for small multi-family or homeownership projects that create new affordable housing units. To ensure the greatest impact of the State’s financial assistance in meeting the urgent needs of Connecticut residents, the affordable housing development community must continue to find ways to create well-designed, sustainable, cost-effective affordable housing units as efficiently as possible. The goal of this NOFA is to expand affordable housing opportunities by fostering innovation in the creation of affordable multi-family rental housing and homeownership properties in Connecticut. Projects that incorporate innovative approaches, including, for example, with respect to design, location, construction costs, operating costs, environmental sustainability, affordability, and/or the incorporation of support services, and have the potential to be replicated on a larger scale are especially encouraged.
The aggregate amount of funding to be made available under this NOFA is approximately $10 million. Applications for funding under this NOFA must be submitted no later than Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
 
 
Technical Assistance/Development Consultant for Limited Equity Cooperatives in the State-Sponsored Housing Portfolio
Pursuant to this Request for Proposals (RFP), the Department of Housing is seeking proposals from individuals, entities or organizations prepared to provide technical assistance and development consultant assistance to the owners of various limited equity cooperatives in the State-Sponsored Housing Portfolio. Limited Equity Cooperatives are those units developed under the state program of the same name, and further described in Section 8-214f of the Connecticut General Statutes, and Sections 8-214h-1 thru 8-214f-20 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.
 
 
State-Sponsored Housing Portfolio (SSHP)
 
Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties 5 (CHAMP 5)
Through the Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties (CHAMP) initiative DOH provides gap funding to owners of existing developments and developers of proposed new developments to increase the supply of safe, decent and affordable housing in Connecticut. Through this initiative, DOH seeks to leverage non-State funds to catalyze the creation and/or preservation of affordable multifamily housing to promote healthy lives, strong communities and a robust economy. DOH funds may be provided in the form of grants, loans or a combination thereof. In addition, funds awarded under this initiative may be combined with financial assistance from the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, including 4% low-income housing tax credits and taxable and/or tax exempt bond financing.
 
 
Special Priority Projects and Program NOFA
The State of Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for applicants seeking either to design and administer a program on behalf of DOH for the purpose of expanding affordable housing opportunities in Connecticut or to construct a new residence or renovate an existing structure for the purpose of creating new affordable housing units. The original NOFA established an application deadline of March 3, 2014. This deadline has now been extended to 4:00 PM on March 17, 2014.
 
 
Resiliency Program
The State of Connecticut, Department of Housing (State, or DOH) is seeking one or more proposers to establish a fund to provide low-interest loans to qualified homeowners and businesses interested in protecting their homes and businesses, and making them more resilient in the face of future storms (the Shoreline Resiliency Loan Fund, or the Fund). The proposer(s) will also serve as Fund Manager(s) to administer the Fund. The initial focus of this effort will be homes and businesses subject to coastal flooding and located in either Zone VE or Coastal Zone AE as defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
 
The State anticipates providing an initial grant to seed the Shoreline Resiliency Loan Fund, which would be followed by additional capital from the State. The State expects that additional capital contributions will be provided from, but not limited to, conventional financing sources.
 
The due date for this proposal is 4:00 PM on March 19, 2014.
 
For more information, see the RFP below. For any questions about this RFP you can contact Mr. Dimple Desai, Community Development Director at (860) 270-8012 or by email at dimple.desai@ct.gov
 
 
Nursing Facility Diversification
This program provides financial assistance to the owners of nursing facilities that are licensed by the State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health so that they can change or diversify their business model in a way that supports individuals on Medicaid who need Long Term Supports and Services (LTSS) living in the community.
An owner's proposed diversification plan must align with the State’s Strategic Rebalancing Plan: A Plan to Rebalance Long Term Services and Supports 2013-2015, and assure informed choice to residents living in their facility and contribute to reducing the total number of nursing facility beds statewide. Owners are expected to develop relationships and partner with stakeholders in the community including but not limited to town governance, town residents, nonprofit entities, and existing home and community-based services (HCBS) providers.
 
 
State-sponsored Housing Portfolio Moderate Rehabilitation Projects
State-sponsored Housing Portfolio Moderate Rehabilitation Projects is a competitive program intended to provide funding to eligible sponsors to address capital improvements where such improvements coupled with a long term plan regarding the physical, financial and management operations will result in a sustainable and market competitive development and/or the occupancy of off-line units serving a diversified economic population with incomes of up to 80% of Area Median Income.
 
 
Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties 4 (CHAMP 4)
Through the Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties (CHAMP) initiative DOH provides gap funding to owners of existing developments and developers of proposed new developments to increase the supply of safe, decent and affordable housing in Connecticut. Through this initiative, DOH seeks to leverage non-State funds to catalyze the creation and/or preservation of affordable multifamily housing to promote healthy lives, strong communities and a robust economy. DOH funds may be provided in the form of grants, loans or a combination thereof. In addition, funds awarded under this initiative may be combined with financial assistance from the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, including 4% low-income housing tax credits and taxable and/or tax exempt bond financing.