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HouseHartford Program


A top priority of the Housing Division is to increase homeownership opportunities in Hartford. The City, supported by Fannie Mae, HUD and mortgage lenders, created the HouseHArtford Program, which has assisted more tha twelve hundred Hartford families since its inception. The program is funded through HUD's Home Investment Partnerships Program and down payment to low-income homebuyers to purchase one-to-four family homes. The City partners with local and national banks, real estate attorneys, and homebuyer counseling agencies to facilitate the program. Assistance is available city-wide for low-income families who will maintain their newly purchased home as their primary residence. The HouseHartford Program promotoes livable and sustainable neighborhoods, and makes the dream of ownership attainable for many families who without such assistance would not qualify for a homebuyer mortgage.

What Type Of Properties Are Eligible?

1-4 family homes and condominium units located in the City of Hartford.

Who can apply?

Low and moderate-income potential homeowners can apply for assistance under this program. There are, however, program restrictions based upon the total annual household income of the applicant.

The total annual household income of the homebuyer cannot exceed the following income limits shown by household size. These maximum income limits are established by HUD and are based upon 80% of the Hartford Area Median Family Income:

Income Limits For Single Family Properties

1 Person    —   45,100     5 Person  —   69,600

2 Person    —   51,550     6 Person  —   74,750

3 Person    —   58,000     7 Person  —   79,900

4 Person    —   64,400     8+ Person  —   85,050

Tonja Nelson, Program Supervisor
City of Hartford
Department of Development Services
Housing and Property Management Division
250 Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 757-9032

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM