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National Housing Trust Fund (HTF)

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The Division of Housing received $3 million from the National Housing Trust Fund (HTF) administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The HTF is a new affordable housing production program capitalized through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The program increases and preserves the supply of decent, safe, and sanitary affordable housing for extremely low-income households, those earning at or below 30% of the area median income (AMI).

The first priority for Colorado's HTF program will be community-based housing that provides links to supportive services for people with disabilities or special needs. Housing developments must set aside at least 25% of the total units in the project to qualify for the funding priority.,The application cutoff date for the Supportive Housing priority will be,April 1, 2017.

The second priority will be developments that create units at 30% AMI rents that would not be feasible without HTF funding, and DOH will review applications on a rolling basis beginning, June 1, 2017.

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Housing Trust Fund

The Housing Trust Fund (HTF) is a federal program, established under Title I of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. The primary purpose of the HTF program is to increase and preserve the supply of rental housing for extremely low- and very low-income families. All rental housing units acquired, built, or rehabilitated with HTF funding must meet requirements specified in the HTF regulations.

Eligible Grantees

  • Non-Profit Developers
  • Housing Authorities
  • Local Governments

Eligible activities

  • New construction
  • Property acquisition
  • Rehabilitation of existing units

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