The Funding Sources Inventory tool allows you to search a database of funding sources created for this guide to determine which may be relevant to consider for your development. Use the filters at the top of the page to narrow down the list of possible sources based on the characteristics of your development. The funding sources shown in the list at the bottom will be those that match at least one of the criteria from each of the filter categories you have selected (in other words, the filters use OR logic within each filter category and AND logic across filter categories). Review the remaining list to learn more about each program. You can click the “Details” button to display detailed information about each funding source.
Eligible UsesInclude funding that can be used for:
The Section 184 Loan Program was designed to provide access to mortgage financing to Native American and Alaskan Native tribal members. Section 184 home loans are guaranteed 100% by the Office of Loan Guarantee within HUD's Office of Native American Programs. This guarantee encourages national and local banks to provide mortgage loans to Native Americans. The Office of Loan Guarantee works with a national network of lenders to increase Native access to home financing and to improve the value of Native investments.
Tribal Housing Activities Loan Guarantee Program (Title VI)
The purpose of the Title VI loan guarantee is to assist IHBG recipients (borrowers) who want to finance additional grant-eligible construction or development at today’s costs. Tribes can use a variety of funding sources in combination with Title VI financing, such as low-income housing tax credits.
Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG)
The Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program is a formula grant administered by HUD. It is available to federally recognized Tribes and TDHEs who submit an Indian Housing Plan and complete Annual Performance Reports. The funding may be used for housing services, crime prevention and safety, and innovative pilot approaches that solve affordable housing problems. Additional IHBG funding is made available on a competitive basis for affordable housing activities.
Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG)
The Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program provides direct grants for activities related to housing, community facilities, and economic opportunities, primarily for low- and moderate-income persons.
Tribal HUD-VASH combines rental assistance from HUD with case management, clinical and supportive services provides by VA specifically for Native American Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Grant funding is available to federally-recognized Tribes and TDHEs to administer this rental assistance, in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) who provides case management and supportive services to recipients of the assistance.
USDA Single Family Housing Direct Home Loans (aka Section 502 loans)
This program assists low- and very-low-income applicants obtain decent, safe and sanitary housing in eligible rural areas by providing payment assistance to increase an applicant’s repayment ability. Payment assistance is a type of subsidy that reduces the mortgage payment for a short time. The amount of assistance is determined by the adjusted family income.
VA Native American Veteran Direct Loan Program
The Native American Direct Loan (NADL) program is designed to assist households headed by Native Veterans in accessing financing to buy, build, or improve a home on federal trust land.
HUD Section 202
HUD provides capital advances to finance the construction, rehabilitation or acquisition with or without rehabilitation of structures that will serve as supportive housing for very low-income elderly persons, including the frail elderly, and provides rent subsidies for the projects to help make them affordable.
HUD Section 811
Through the Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program, HUD provides funding to develop and subsidize rental housing with the availability of supportive services for very low- and extremely low-income adults with disabilities. Two types of assistance are available through the Section 811 program 1) financing for nonprofit developers and 2) funding for state housing agencies to offer project-based rental assistance.
Continuum of Care (CoC) program
The CoC Program is designed to assist individuals (including unaccompanied youth) and families experiencing homelessness and to provide the services needed to help such individuals move into transitional and permanent housing, with the goal of long-term stability. More broadly, the CoC Program is designed to promote community-wide planning and strategic use of resources to address homelessness; improve coordination and integration with mainstream resources and other programs targeted to people experiencing homelessness; improve data collection and performance measurement; and allow each community to tailor its programs to the particular strengths and challenges in assisting homeless individuals and families within that community.
The Choice Neighborhoods program leverages significant public and private dollars to support locally driven strategies that address struggling neighborhoods with distressed public or HUD-assisted housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation. Local leaders, residents, and stakeholders, such as public housing authorities, cities, schools, police, business owners, nonprofits, and private developers, come together to create and implement a plan that revitalizes distressed HUD housing and addresses the challenges in the surrounding neighborhood. The program helps communities transform neighborhoods by revitalizing severely distressed public and/or assisted housing and catalyzing critical improvements in the neighborhood, including vacant property, housing, businesses, services and schools.
The Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) allows public housing agencies (PHAs) and owners of other HUD-assisted properties to convert units from their original sources of HUD financing to project-based Section 8 contracts. The primary benefit of RAD is that properties that convert under this process are no longer restricted from securing private sources of capital financing, and the owners are therefore able to address deferred maintenance issues that have caused Public Housing and other HUD rental stock to deteriorate nationwide.
Public Housing Capital Fund
Capital and management funding for public housing agencies
Public Housing Operating Fund
The Public Housing Operating Fund provides operating subsidies to housing authorities to assist in funding the operating and maintenance expenses of their own dwellings. The subsidies are required to help maintain services and provide minimum operating reserves.
FHA 223(f) Multifamily Loan Insurance Program
Section 207/223(f) insures mortgage loans to facilitate the purchase or refinancing of existing multifamily rental housing. These projects may have been financed originally with conventional or FHA insured mortgages. Properties requiring substantial rehabilitation are not eligible for mortgage insurance under this program.
Small Balance Loan Program
Loans for the purchase or refinancing of small apartment buildings (targeting 5 to 50 units), ranging from $1 million to $7.5 million.
Value-Add Loan Program
Short-term, cost-effective financing for modest property upgrades.
NOAH Preservation Loan
Supports the long-term preservation of unsubsidized affordable housing (aka naturally occurring affordable housing or NOAH) by providing qualifying nonprofits competitive financing to acquire properties and preserve long-term affordability.
Impact Gap Financing
Provides Impact Investors the opportunity and infrastructure to invest directly in NOAH preservation efforts in their communities and nationwide by closing capital gaps between Sponsor-provided equity and the Freddie Mac NOAH Preservation Loan.
Financing for the acquisition or refinance of stabilized affordable multifamily properties with 4% Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) with at least 7 years remaining in the LIHTC compliance period.
Multifamily Small Loan Program
Fannie Mae recognizes that owners of smaller properties have specific financing needs, and the Fannie Mae Multifamily Small Loan program has product offerings designed to meet those needs. The Multifamily Small Loan Program offers a streamlined loan process for fixed- and variable-rate mortgage loans up to $6 million nationwide.
MBS as Tax-Exempt Bond Collateral (MTEB)
A Fannie Mae Multifamily MBS that can be used as collateral to credit enhance either (i) existing fixed-rate bond refundings, or (ii) new fixed-rate bond issues in conjunction with 4% Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC).
Small Multifamily Permanent Loan Program (SIMPLE)
SIMPLE provides up to $3 million in uninsured permanent financing for 9 percent Housing Credit projects. With streamlined execution, you can get to loan commitment in as little as 60 days of submitting a complete application. Can be paired with CHFA's gap financing programs (e.g. CHFA Housing Opportunity Fund or Capital Magnet Fund).
Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF)
CHFA HOF provides up to $1 million in flexible gap financing, which can be paired with any of CHFA’s senior debt programs as secondary financing, used as a first mortgage loan, or as an interest rate subsidy.
Small-scale Housing Permanent Loan
The Small-scale Housing Program (SHIP) was created to provide financing for multifamily projects with less than 20 units, which are often located outside of major metro areas.
The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit provides an incentive for investors to invest in affordable housing construction and preservation via a tax credit. It is available as a competitive credit (9%), scored based on criteria in CHFA's Qualified Allocation Plan, or a non-competitive credit (4%), available to any project that receives at least 50 percent of their funding through tax-exempt bond financing (e.g. Private Activity Bonds) may claim this smaller tax credit without receiving a specific allocation from CHFA.