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NOFA - Housing Authority Small Improvement Program


Housing Authority Small Improvement Program

This notice is directed to Housing Authority owners of properties in the State-Sponsored Housing Portfolio which transferred from the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) to the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) in 2003.

In 2015, CHFA announced a funding round of $750,000 for the Housing Authority Small Improvement Program (HASIP).  The programs are funded from CHFA’s Community Investment Account (CIA).  Through an application process, funding is available to address capital improvements, cosmetic repairs and a variety of activities that improve the quality of life for the residents.

Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until all funds are committed.  There are 2 types of programs available, as follows:

  1. Capital Improvement Fund:  Applicants can request up to $25,000 per property from the fund (for eligible capital improvements/cosmetic repairs) and are required to demonstrate 100% matching funds from private and/or philanthropic sources. CDBG funds and energy rebates are also eligible matches.   All funds awarded must be expended by the recipient within one year of the Funding Agreement date.
  2. Resident Program Fund:  Applicants can request between $1,000 and $5,000 per property from the fund (for eligible activities that directly impact the quality of life for residents (e.g. exercise, nutrition, community garden, etc…).  No matching funds are required.

For your convenience, please find below the NOFA, program outlines and applications, as well as a checklist.

Your signed application package should be submitted electronically to or, if no internet capabilities, please mail to the attention of Sharon Klesseck, Asset Management at CHFA, 999 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. 

During the application process any questions can be addressed to Sharon Klesseck at (860) 571-4357 or via e-mail at


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