Resource Room

Resource Room

Adopt-A-House is a nonprofit affiliate of the Housing Development Fund. It provides technical assistance to developers of low and moderate income housing, and administers a predevelopment loan fund for affordable housing development. Adopt-A-House, Inc. is a provider of one-to-one home ownership counseling and downpayment assistance loans to low and moderate income home buyers.

Christian Activities Council (CAC) – CAC’s mission and purpose, working in partnership with its sponsoring urban and suburban congregations, is to foster the development of empowering resources for those in need and to work toward the reform of social structures by providing concrete demonstrable models of Christian engagement in the core city and the metropolitan region

Community Renewal Team (CRT) – The Community Renewal Team Inc. is an anti-poverty agency serving people and families throughout the Connecticut River Valley. Head Start, Meals on Wheels, alternatives to incarceration, supportive housing and shelter, home solutions, and many other CRT programs give people the skills and the resources to become self-sufficient and to thrive.

Connecticut Association of Nonprofits – This organization provides assistance and information to nonprofit organizations, advocates on issues affecting nonprofits and fosters communication and cooperation among nonprofits.

Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) – a state agency responsible for promoting affordable housing opportunities. CHIF administers the Energy Conservation Loan Program for DOH (click here for Energy Conservation Loan Program). The DOH website offers information about other affordable housing programs including the Affordable Housing Program, housing for elderly, congregate housing, hazardous material abatement, etc. 

Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Inc. – The Fair Housing Center is a statewide, non-profit organization providing fair housing services including education and training about housing discrimination; investigation, testing, direct advocacy and representation; attorney referrrals for victims of housing discrimination; and, research and technical assistance on fair housing related issues.

Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) – This agency was created to help alleviate the shortage of housing for low- and moderate-income families and persons in Connecticut. CHFA offers programs for homebuyers, as well as Multifamily, elderly and tax credit programs.

Corporation for Independent Living (CIL) – A nonprofit housing development corporation that finances and builds affordable, safe and barrier-free housing for individuals so that they may live as independently as possible in single-family settings.

Fannie Mae Foundation
– A private, nonprofit organization devoted to affordable housing and the revitalization of communities. Provides free, step-by-step home-buying information to people to help them achieve the American dream of homeownership. In 2002, the Foundation awarded $38 million in grants to more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations across the country. In addition, the Foundation has provided nearly $27 million in loans through the Community and Neighborhood Development Fund (CNDF).

Farmington Asylum Business District – The FABD serves the interests of establishements that do business in Asylum Hill and the West End of Hartford and offers an email newsletter about local businesses.

Go Direct® Protect seniors against identity theft and financial fraud by helping them switch to direct deposit for Social Security benefits. Direct deposit eliminates the risk of stolen checks and forgeries. It’s also easier and more convenient than paper checks, because the benefit payment goes straight into the bank – on time, every time. It’s fast, easy and free to switch to direct deposit. Click on the Go Direct link below or call (800) 333-1795.

Home Energy Solutions Program – This comprehensive program offers a full range of energy efficiency measures to address inefficient lighting, water heating, inefficient heating equipment, refrigeration and insufficient insulation. This program, funded by the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, is $99.00 for eligible consumers with an Eversource (formerly Connecticut Light & Power) or United Illuminating account.  

To sign up for this program – click here for more information

LiveHartford – This is Hartford’s premier website and location for helping you make the choice to live in the Capitol city. Hartford is one of Americas oldest and most historic cities. It offers 17 diverse neighborhoods that provide housing opportunities for all individuals and families. From high-rise downtown luxury apartments and condos to single family starter homes in north and south end neighborhoods. If you want to live a city, enjoy all that Hartford has to offer, and be a part this community, you have come to the right place.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) – LISC is a nonprofit organization that provides grants, loans and equity investments to CDCs for neighborhood redevelopment.
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Lyceum Resource and Conference Center – The Lyceum is devoted to activities that contribute to solutions to homelessness, the creation of affordable housing and building strong, health and economically vital communities. The Lyceum website lists area conferences and events related to this mission.

Melville Charitable Trust – The Melville Trust works to end homelessness and concentrates its funding on solving the causes of homelessness. The Trust supports service and housing programs in Connecticut that can serve as models throughout the country. The Trust also funds educational, research and advocacy initiatives in the state and on the national level.

Mutual Housing Association of Greater Hartford – a nonprofit corporation interested in improving the quality of community life and revitalizing neighborhoods by being an ongoing producer, owner and manager of affordable, well-built, permanent housing for Greater Hartford residents of varied incomes.

National Community Capital Association (NCCA) – a national membership organization of community development financial institutions (CDFIs) provides capital, technical assistance, and development services to support the revitalization of economically disadvantaged urban, rural, and reservation-based communities across the United States.

National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) – NLIHC is dedicated solely to ending America’s affordable housing crisis. NLIHC’s policy advocacy work is focused on improving the general public’s knowledge and support of low income housing issues and policy, making low income housing a priority on the federal political agenda, decreasing the loss of federally assisted housing, increasing federal investment in low income housing and engaging low income people in self advocacy on housing issues.

Partnership for Strong Communities – a collaborative advocacy initiative dedicated to ending homelessness and investing in affordable housing; works to promote state investment that helps revitalize housing, closes the gap between household income and housing costs, and provides the support services necessary for those with chronic illnesses to live independently in decent housing. The website includes information and updates about the “Reaching Home” campaign. The goal of the campaign to end long-term homelessness in Connecticut is to create 10,000 units of supportive housing in Connecticut in 10 years.

South Arsenal Neighborhood Development Corporation (SAND) – Established in 1968 in response to the Federal Urban Renewal Act, SAND improves the quality of life of South Arsenal neighborhood residents through various initiatives including economic and community development.

USDA Rural Development – Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. Housing programs are available to provide financing at reasonable rates and terms in order to make it possible for low- and very low-income households to obtain homeownership.

US Department of Housing and Urban Development – The HUD USER site contains information about housing and community development policy initiatives and research. HUD USER provides a comprehensive bibliographic database, publications, newsletters, and data sets, such as HUD median family income limits, qualified census tracts, low-income housing tax credits, fair market rents, and portions of the American Housing Survey. News about ongoing research, a calendar of upcoming events, and links to other resources are also available.

Weatherization Program (WRAP) – WRAP is a partnership among Eversource (formerly CL&P and Yankee Gas), Connecticut Natural Gas, the state of Connecticut and local Community Action Agencies to help low-income customers (renters or owners) with conservation services that safely lower electric use, reduce a homes heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer, conserve hot water and provide energy-efficient lighting.

Winchester Housing Authority – The Housing Authority of the Town of Winchester provides housing for low-income, elderly, handicapped or disabled tenants to fulfill its mission to provide, without any type of discrimination, decent, safe, affordable housing and a suitable living environment.