2023 CHDO Certification Application

As stated in HOME regulations, the City, as a HUD grantee, is required to reserve no less than 15% of its HOME allocation for investment in housing to be developed, sponsored, or owned by CHDOs.  A CHDO is a special type of non-profit organization that meet the following requirements:

  • Has a governing board consisting of not less than one-third low-income persons and not more than one-third public officials.
  • Has a 503(c)(3) or (c)(4) ruling from the IRS.
  • Has demonstrated a capacity for carrying out activities assisted with HOME funds.
  • Has a history of serving the community in which the HOME assisted housing is to be located for a minimum of one year.
  • Has among its purposes the provision of decent housing that is affordable to low-income and moderate-income persons, as evidenced in its charter, articles of incorporation, resolutions, or by-laws.

The City must identify non-profit organizations and certify these organizations as CHDOs using the guidance given in CPD Notice 97-11, Guidance on Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) under the HOME Program. HUD strongly recommends recertification of CHDOs annually. Non-profit organizations may experience transitions in board composition and management. Charters or by-laws may be amended at any given time. Therefore, after the initial certification, it is not adequate to assume a certified CHDO remains a CHDO. HUD will monitor the City’s files to ensure that CHDO designations are being updated as required.

Organizations interested in being certified as a CHDO must complete the application below. 

CHDO Certification Application 2023