Health & Safety Funding Available for Multifamily Property Owners
Announcing the EnergizeCT Health & Safety Revolving Loan Fund
The Connecticut Green Bank seeks proposals from qualified applicants to fund health and safety improvements in multifamily affordable housing under the EnergizeCT Health & Safety Revolving Loan Fund. Obtained from the State of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), this Fund consists of $1.5 million available as "gap funding" loans and limited grants that permit owners of multifamily housing, serving primarily low income residents, to remediate health and safety issues that must be completed in conjunction with energy upgrades.
Applicants must submit proposals by March 12, 2018, at 12 pm. Requests for clarification are due Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 12 pm, and will be addressed during a webinar on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 12 pm.
To access the Request for Proposals, please click here.
Register today for the February General membership Meeting - February 22nd at Traditions Golf Course in Wallingford. 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm - Lunch is included!
Speaker: John McTighe, President of Background Decision
Topic: Background Decision and Navigating HUD's New Guidance for the Use of Criminal Records in Rental Decision.
March 1 - Procurement Training - 8:30 am registration - 9:00 am start - Continental Breakfast and Lunch are included at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Waterbury
Speaker: Ben Bare is the Chief Procurement Officer and General Counsel for the Housing Authority of the City of Hartford.
General Procurement Process Overview
Various Solicitation Methods and Procurement Price Thresholds
Bid and Response Evaluation and Contract Award
Procurement Contract Generation including required HUD terms
Contract Authorization and Negotiation
Cooperative Contracting, Utilization of Cooperatives, DAS Contracts, etc.
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The Enfield Housing Authority worked with Eversource and Energize Connecticut to upgrade heating equipment and make units more comfortable and efficient. See their Video here!! The changes have reduced operating costs, kept rents down, and are saving residents dollars! The energy efficiency upgrades and incentives were made available through the Energize CT Multifamily Initiative. Learn more about the program at https://www.energizect.com/your-home/... or call 877-WISE-USE.
On February 24, 2017, the Department of Housing (DOH) announced the Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties (CHAMP) 11 funding round with applications due on June 5, 2016. Please find the Rating and Ranking for the CHAMP 11 funding round here. This criteria will also be posted to the DOH website. The CHAMP 11 Rating and Ranking has been updated from prior CHAMP round versions to better reflect the housing needs across the State and the housing development goals of the State of Connecticut.
The State is committed to creating and preserving affordable housing statewide. The CHAMP 11 Rating and Ranking continues to prioritize the creation of low and moderate units in mixed-income and mixed-use properties developed in conjunction with responsible growth guidelines. DOH also realizes the critical role that investments in affordable housing have on the State’s overall economy. To that end, the CHAMP 11 Rating and Ranking continues to prioritize proposals that are ready to proceed and have leveraged non-State resources. These priorities are demonstrated in a number of rating and ranking point categories, which include the completeness of construction documents, the commitment of funding sources, and the percentage of funds leveraged.
If you have any questions, contact Edward LaChance of DOH at 860.270.8099 or Edward.firstname.lastname@example.org.
WTNH recently aired a news story about Connecticut’s elderly/disabled housing that highlights the problems of the policy of mixing these two populations in one community—difficulties and risks for all involved including the elderly residents and their families, for the disabled residents who do not have adequate services, and to the housing authorities who are trying to sustain the affordable housing for future generations with few, if any, additional rental income resources or social service supports. This TV news investigation highlights the problems, the complexity, and the urgency of the situation. You can view Part 1 – Neglected Neighbors here, Part 2 – Neglected Neighbors here, Part 3 - Neglected Neighbors here, Part 4 - Neglected Neighbors here. CONN-NAHRO has been urging our legislature and policy makers to address this issue for many years. We hope that this series will help our legislators and the general public to understand why the need to address this issue is becoming an urgent one—for the safety of all residents that we serve in this type of housing.
Meet Your Candidates for National NAHRO Office - Learn How to Participate in the 2017 Election
NAHRO's Nominating and Election Committee is responsible for overseeing the 2017 Election. The Committee's New England Regional Council representatives are: Anthony J. Vasiliou, Milford Redevelopment & Housing Partnership and Marcia Sullivan, East Greenwhich Housing Authority. Click here, and it will take you to NAHRO's website where you can replay the Candidate's Forum at the Annual Convention in New Orleans.
We encourage you to view the 30 minute video to learn how you can participate in the upcoming NAHRO election. Most importantly, you can see and listen to the candidates for President and Senior Vice President. With the transition underway in Washington, the 2017 election of our new leaders is more important than ever. We will need to make a decision of who will lead our organization into the future and face the increasing challenges of underfunding and over regulation impacting our agencies.
Become a member of CONN-NAHRO or renew your membership now to be sure you are receiving all of our invitations to trainings, events, convention and sponsorship opportunities. We also share communications including legislative updates, RFPs, and timely news. Click here to become a new member or renew your annual membership today.
CONN-NAHRO's next membership meeting is Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Traditions in Wallingford, CT. Look for your registration coming soon!
Here is the October 2017 Commissioners' Connection newsletter.
Employment Opportunities can be found here.
See current RFP's & other opportunities here.