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Homeowner Resources 

Overview  

The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) believes that information can empower Connecticut residents to make smart decisions and to avoid costly mistakes when it comes to homeownership.  

CHFA encourages prospective homebuyers to do their “home-work” before they buy a home, but we encourage all homeowners to continue to do “home-work” by staying informed on issues that may impact their financial or homeownership status.

To help you achieve a more thorough understanding of your options and resources, CHFA has compiled the following list of agencies and organizations that provide useful information and resources to homebuyers and homeowners.  

(See, state agencies or federal agencies, for a complete, alphabetical listing of all government agencies.)    


 

Credit Bureaus

Knowing your credit score is crucial to maintaining a healthy financial outlook and keeping your future financial choices open.  Find out how you are doing by visiting one or all of the websites of the three nationally-recognized credit bureaus.  


 

Credit Counseling – State & National

Are you struggling with credit card debt and seeking guidance to help you structure a repayment plan with your creditors?  Look into one of the services listed below.  


 

Credit Protection

If your identity has been stolen, contact the agency that can help.  

  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

 

Disabled – State and Federal

There are many resources available for people with disabilities.  If you believe you might qualify for a government benefit or support, contact one of the agencies listed below.          


 

Elders – State and Federal

Are you investigating resources and benefits that might be available to you as you get older?  Look into what these agencies and organizations might offer you.  


 

Foreclosure Assistance

Are you facing foreclosure?  Look into the judicial mediation services and assistance programs that might help you.  


 

Home Appraiser and Inspector – State License Verification

Check to ensure that your appraiser and home inspector are licensed through the state of Connecticut before you retain their services.  


 

Housing – Community

Are you wondering what actions the state of Connecticut takes to support community development through affordable housing?  Find out by exploring the link below.  

  • Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development 

 

Housing Counseling Agencies - CHFA Partners

Over ten HUD-approved, housing counseling agencies throughout Connecticut partner with CHFA and provide a variety of services free-of-charge to homebuyers and homeowners, from financial counseling to foreclosure prevention workshops.

(See, Homebuyer Education or Foreclosure Prevention Counseling for more information.)  


 

Housing Emergency Relief – State and Federal

If a natural disaster puts you out of your home temporarily, contact the state or federal agencies that can offer you assistance.  


 

(Connecticut) Housing Finance Authority (CHFA)

Yes, you are already visiting the CHFA website!  However, if you are interested in contacting CHFA with a specific question, call or email us.  

Phone:     (860) 571-3502
Fax:(860) 571-3550
Email:sfaminquiry@chfa.org


Mailing Address:
CHFA
Attn: Single Family Underwriting
999 West Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067-4005


 

Housing Insurance - Federal

If you’d like to know more about federal home insurance programs or if your home mortgage is insured or guaranteed by a federal agency, you likely will find answers to your questions at one of the following websites:  


 

Housing – Legal

Are you buying a home and need an attorney to represent you at the closing?  Are you in foreclosure or facing it?  The following resources can help you find appropriate assistance.  


 

Housing Mortgages – State Bank Regulations

Shopping for a mortgage?  Learn about the variety of mortgage options available and the steps to finding the right mortgage for you.  

  • Connecticut Department of Banking

 

Housing Mortgages – Police

Are you a police officer that wants to live and work in an underserved community?  Look into CHFA’s special mortgage program for police officers.    

(See, Police Homeownership Mortgage Program.)  


 

Housing Mortgages – Reverse Equity Mortgage Program

Learn about a way to use the equity in your home to finance your long term care needs. Check out whether you qualify for CHFA’s unique mortgage program by following the links below.  


 

Housing Mortgages – Teachers

Are you a teacher that wants to live and work in an underserved community?  Look into CHFA’s special mortgage program for teachers.  

(See, Teacher Mortgage Assistance Program.)  


 

Long-Term Care

Do you or a loved one require long term care?  Contact the following agencies to find out what services and supports might be available to you.  


 

 Police – Special Mortgage Program

Are you a police officer that wants to live and work in an underserved community?  Look into mortgage program for police officers.  

(See, Police Homeownership Mortgage Program.)  


 

Taxes - State and Federal

Do you need copies of old tax returns or do you have a question about your filing status?  Contact the agencies that can help.  

  • U.S Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • CT Department of Revenue Services (DRS)  
    • www.ct.gov/drs
    • 860-297-5962 (Hartford calling area or outside of Connecticut)
    • 1-800-382-9463  

 

Teachers – Special Mortgage Program

Are you a teacher that wants to live and work in an underserved community?  Look into CHFA’s special mortgage program for teachers.    

(See, Teacher Mortgage Assistance Program.)  


 

Veterans – State and Federal

Are you a United States veteran investigating the services and benefits that may be available to you?  Contact the agencies that can point you in the right direction.