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Press Room


During the COVID-19 public health crisis, CHFA staff are working remotely to conduct the business of the Authority.  The office is closed to the public.  Lisa Kidder, Director of Communications can be reached via email: or by phone: 860-471-7426. 

The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) was created in 1969 by the Connecticut Legislature as a self-funded quasi-public housing agency charged with expanding affordable housing opportunities for the state’s low- and moderate-income families and individuals. CHFA has helped nearly 145,000 Connecticut individuals and families become homeowners through its low-interest, single-family mortgage programs. In addition, CHFA has financed the creation of more than 55,000 affordable, quality rental units throughout the state. To date, the combined mortgage financing for CHFA’s single-and multifamily housing programs exceeds $11 billion. 

Press Releases

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CHFA Receives $3 Million Capital Magnet Fund Award To Finance Affordable Housing From The U.S. Treasury's CDFI Fund
The United States Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund's (CDFI Fund) Capital Magnet Fund has awarded $3 million to the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA).

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CHFA First-Time Homebuyer Mortgage Interest Rate at Record Low 2.50%
The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority's (CHFA) interest rate on first-time homebuyer dropped to 2.50%.

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CHFA Strengthens Downpayment Assistance Program Loans Providing Greater Support for First-Time Homebuyers
The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) is revising its popular Downpayment Assistance Program (DAP) to make it easier for first-time borrowers with low- and moderate-incomes to achieve the dream of homeownership.

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