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Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs)

Background/What is a CHDO?
A Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) is an entity that has met specific requirements per the regulations that govern the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).

Under the HOME Final Rule (24 CFR Part 92), IHCDA must reserve no less than 15% of its HOME allocations for investment in housing to be owned, developed, or sponsored by CHDOs.

Unless otherwise announced, IHCDA will accept applications for CHDO funds only from IHCDA-certified CHDOs for activities that are located outside of participating jurisdictions (i.e., communities that receive HOME funding directly from HUD). The only exception to this would be any activity that is specifically referenced for use of HOME funds within the most current Indiana Consolidated Plan.

Any not-for-profit organization receiving IHCDA HOME-CHDO funding must be certified by IHCDA. For additional information on CHDO, please review the following:

PY 2013 IHCDA CHDO Listing - Updated March 3, 2014

How to Become a CHDO

Additional HUD Guidance

How to apply?
Applications Due:  Friday, April 25, 2014

2014 CHDO Certification Application Workbook (Excel file)

2014 CHDO Certification Board Affidavits (Excel File)

Changes to 2014 CHDO Certification Application

2013-2014 Entitlement Tract Block Group Verification

2013-2014 Non-Entitlement Tract Block Group Verification

Benefits of Being a CHDO
Any not for profit organization that has 501©3 status from the IRS is eligible to apply for HOME funds for a variety of housing activities. CHDOs, through the Strategic Investment Process, have the benefit of also applying for:
1. CHDO Operating Grants
2. Site-specific Predevelopment and/or Seed Money Loans for subsequent HOME-CHDO projects
3. IHCDA-approved CHDOs seeking funding must apply through IHCDA's HOME Application Round

NOTE– only homebuyer or rental housing where the CHDO acts as the owner, developer, or sponsor) qualify as HOME-CHDO projects. These projects can be new construction or rehabilitation.

Maintaining CHDO Status

IHCDA-certified CHDOs will need to verify compliance with the regulations to maintain CHDO status on an annual basis. This process occurs annually with applications due in April.  Each CHDO must be certified each year. If you cannot meet the application deadline, you may submit a waiver request to your regional Real Estate Production Analyst.   You must receive a certification approval letter prior to the time you submit a HOME application if you wish to be considered a CHDO in the upcoming HOME Application Round. 

Please contact the Real Estate Analyst in your area

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