Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO)

Since 1995, the Colorado Division of Housing (DOH) has made funds available to Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) for pre-development, capacity building, administration and operating activities that increase the supply of affordable housing in Colorado. The Colorado Division of Housing accepts applications for CHDO Operating Grants once a year, on September 1st. The Colorado Division of Housing will award CHDO Operating Grant funds on an as-needed basis. In order to receive CHDO funds from the Colorado Division of Housing (DOH), a local housing organization must be formally certified by the CDOH at the time of each application for operating grants and CHDO eligible housing projects.

Application Documents

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing Grant/Loan Application is used to request CHDO Operating funds along with the Program Spreadsheet. Please see Funding Application page. Please also submit the following documents

CHDO Project Plan
CHDO Board Members LMI Self-Certification Form

CHDO Requirements Checklist (DOH Staff Use)

Eligibility and Program Requirements
HUD Building HOME Guidebook Chapter 3: CHDO Requirements and Activities
24 CFR §92.300 Set-aside for community housing development organizations (CHDOs)
HOME Investment Partnerships Program FAQs
2013 HOME Final Rule – Summary of Changes to CHDO Definitions
CHDO Workshop PowerPoint Presentation

HUD Web Page for CHDOs