Community Housing Development Organization Application

CHDO Certification Application    CHDO Operating Grant Application


CHDO Certification Purpose

The purpose of this certification is to determine if an organization qualifies under the guidelines established by HUD as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) pursuant to Subpart A Section 92.2 of the HOME Final Rule (24 CFR 92).

Organizations that apply to the City for HOME funding under the CHDO set-aside must be certified as a CHDO upon the commitment of HOME funds by the City. There is no general certification that an organization is a CHDO. An organization can only be certified as a CHDO with an approved application for a CHDO set-aside eligible project. Information obtained from this certification request package will be used only to determine an organization’s eligibility as a CHDO and is not an approval for funding. 

CHDO Operating Grant Purpose

The City can allocate up to 5 percent of its annual HOME allocation to provide operating expenses for certified CHDOs that are receiving CHDO set-aside funds for affordable housing development. The funding is intended to assist CHDOs that can demonstrate a need for general operating support.