The Housing and Property Management Division is committed to sustaining and improving Hartford's livability through the development of new housing and the rehabilitation of existing housing throughout Hartford. Our programs target several of Hartford's housing goals and objectives, including density reduction, blight elimination, increasing homeownership opportunities, and improving the availability of quality, affordable multi-family rental units and single-family homeownership units.
Affordable housing development sponsored by the City of Hartford should be compatible with and contribute to the design and character of the neighborhood. The City's programs promote a range of neighborhood revitalization efforts including the development of single-family owner-occupied homes and larger scale multi-family rental properties.
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• Home Investment Partnerships Program
• Homeownership Gap Financing Program
The Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) was established by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is authorized under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, as amended. HOME is the largest Federal block grant to State and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households. Program regulations are at 24 CFR Part 92. Funding for the HOME program is part of HUD's annual budget, which is approved by Congress and signed by the President. The HOME program encourages public and private partnerships by providing incentives to for-profit and nonprofit developers to produce housing for low-income households. The program fills the housing gap that the private sector does not address. Private, public, and non-profit organizations work together to create affordable housing options.
The primary purpose of the Homeownership Gap Financing Program is to provide financing for the new construction, and or rehabilitation of vacant, deteriorated homes in order to increase the rate of homeownership in Hartford.