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Grants & Loans for Housing Developers

 Apartments at 1601 Colorado Blvd.

The Colorado Division of Housing (DOH) provides gap funding using Home Investment Partnership (HOME), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), Colorado Housing Development Grant (HDG) and Housing Development Loan Fund (HDLF) funds for the acquisition, rehabilitation and new construction of affordable housing. Additionally, DOH Administers the following homelessness prevention and rental assistance programs: Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program (HPRP), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV).















All application cycles are competitive.  DOH accepts applications by the 1st of every month  as follows: 

  • Monthly: Rental acquisition, rehabilitation, and new construction
  • July 1st: Single-family Owner-occupied (SFOO) housing rehabilitation programs
  • September 1st: Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) operating funds
  • November 1st: Down payment assistance (DPA) programs, including Homeownership subdivision development


NEW! The Division of Housing and the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) are partnering to hold a joint State Housing Credit/CDBG-DR (Disaster Recovery) funding round to support the flood recovery efforts.  Both applications will be due to their respective agencies by March 2, 2015.  The following changes to the State Housing Board schedule will occur to accommodate this special 2015 Disaster Recovery Round:

  • April 2015 - No State Housing Board Meeting
  • May 2015 - State Housing Board meeting for State Housing Credit/CDBG-DR applications only.

The Division of Housing provides grants and loans from both state and federal funds.  Before applying, please contact your regional Housing Development Specialist, who will help you in the planning process and direct your program or project to the right funding source based on timing, availability of funds and Division funding priorities. For background information about a specific funding program, click the program name below.


State Funds

Custodial Funds 



 Federal Funds

NOTE: All construction and rehabilitation projects receiving federal funds through the Division of Housing must meet Section 3 Economic Opportunity requirements.

Links To:

Equal Housing Opportunity logo

DOH Staffing and Regional Assignments

 Application Forms

 State Housing Board

 Grantee/Compliance information

 Fair Housing Information

 Training Workshops