Housing Connections is a project that benefits from the interest and effort of three organizations with deep histories in developing affordable housing in Connecticut. Connecticut’s Department of Housing Finance Authority provides the funding and the conceptual approval; LISC and CHC contribute their knowledge and expertise in planning and developing affordable housing units.
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children.
Through its Connecticut programs, LISC brings national resources and best practices to local activities that support the development goals of the community. LISC helps local stakeholders build their vision by providing innovative financing, training and technical assistance to community development corporations (CDCs) and other organizations that revitalize neighborhoods and expand housing opportunities statewide.
The Connecticut Housing Coalition works to expand housing opportunity and to increase the quantity and quality of affordable housing available to people with low and moderate incomes in Connecticut through advocacy, education and collaboration.
Founded in 1981, the Coalition represents the broad, vibrant network of community-based, affordable housing activity across Connecticut. CHC’s more than 250 member organizations include nonprofit developers, housing services agencies, resident associations, and diverse other housing practitioners and advocates.
Over the past 40 years, the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority has helped more than 128,600 families and individuals achieve homeownership. In addition, CHFA has provided financing for the acquisition, construction and/or rehabilitation of more than 35,800 units of affordable rental housing for families and the elderly across Connecticut. CHFA is one of only a few housing finance agencies in the nation to attain AAA bond rating from Standard and Poor’s Rating Service and Moody’s Investor Service. CHFA provides funding for Housing Connections.