Since 2007, Housing Connections of Connecticut has worked with the state’s suburban and rural towns, helping local residents address the affordable housing needs of their communities. Housing Connections’ team of staff members works with a variety of local partners including nonprofits, community organizations, local governments, housing authorities and small for-profit developers.
Housing Connections is a partnership between Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Connecticut Housing Coalition. The program is made possible by the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority with funding from Connecticut’s Community Investment Act.
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods – or those that have become unaffordable to their own residents – into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity. Every community has the potential to be a good place 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 other housing practitioners and advocates.
The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, a quasi-public housing agency, works to expand affordable housing opportunities for Connecticut’s low- and moderate-income families and individuals through both homeownership and multi-family rental housing finance programs.
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 provides funding for Housing Connections.