Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) is a special status that DHCD can provide to a private nonprofit, community-based organization whose primary purpose is to provide and develop affordable housing for the community it serves. This status means that
DHCD has certified that the organization meets specifics qualifications as required by HUD’s HOME Investment Partnership Fund (HOME) program regulations.
Please note, CHDO eligibility requirements must be verified with each project program agreement. CHDO status must be maintained through both the project development and compliance phases.
DHCD operates its ASNH program statewide. Organizations with local CHDO certification must also qualify and be certified as a state CHDO in order to fully benefit from this CHDO status.