As the state participating jurisdiction (PJ), KHC awards the special designation of Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) to select nonprofit housing agencies that have an existing partnership with KHC and a proven record of producing HOME-funded, CHDO-eligible affordable housing projects in their service area. These organizations may be invited by KHC to apply for designation as a CHDO, if KHC has determined that a need exists for a CHDO in the organization's service area.
Note: applications for CHDO designation will not be accepted without invitation.
A CHDO is a nonprofit, community-based service organization that has significant capacity to develop affordable housing for the community it serves. To be eligible, a nonprofit must:
KHC may grant exceptions to non-regulatory requirements on a case-by-case basis.
Please note that the above list is not intended to be all-inclusive and KHC may require additional information prior to making a determination for CHDO designation. Meeting the above requirements does not guarantee that the organization will be granted CHDO designation by KHC. KHC reserves the right to deny or revoke CHDO designation based upon its evaluation of the nonprofit organization’s performance. Designated CHDOs will be evaluated periodically for production and other benchmarks as established by KHC.
For information on CHDO eligibility and requirements, please visit the HUD website training module on How To Become a CHDO. For resources related to your Kentucky Housing Corporation-CHDO project, please visit the Housing Contract Administration Help Desk, HOME-Single Family, CHDO Set Aside.
For more information, contact:
Kentucky Housing Corporation | 1231 Louisville Rd., Frankfort, KY 40601502-564-7630; 800-633-8896 (KY only); TTY 711