Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Certification Application

The Department of Housing has opened the application process for Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) certification. Interested respondents must be non-profit 501(c)(3) development agencies. A CHDO is a private, non-profit, community-based service organization established to develop affordable housing or carry out other qualified initiatives. CHDO certification is necessary to become eligible for certain federal funds that are available for community development.

Applications should be submitted online at this link.

All applications must be fully completed online. An incomplete application will not be processed. No in person or messenger delivery of applications will be accepted. CHDO certification must be in place prior to submission for any CHDO-specific funding opportunity.

Questions regarding CHDO certification should be submitted via e-mail to

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