Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Certification

The Department of Housing's Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) certification process will open in the fall of 2022. CHDO certifications issued under the program will be valid for the following calendar year. 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. 

2022 Certified CHDO Agencies

Agencies marked with an asterisk (*) received a capacity award for the calendar year 2022 through a competitive RFP process. To continue the certification, all existing CHDO agencies must be requalified annually.  

Questions regarding CHDO certification should be directed to Esther Gutierrez at


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