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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 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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Department of Housing, Connecticut Housing Finance Authority Launch New Web Portal To Support COVID-19 Temporary Housing Assistance Programs
The Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) launched a new website today to help manage the eligibility and screening process for two new programs that provide housing assistance.

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CHFA Streamlines COVID-19 Forbearance Process for Multifamily Providers
Board of Directors grants CEO the authority to approve temporary forbearance as part of the COVID-19 response.

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