Home Buying Resources

If you are searching for a home, we have collected some resources that may be a useful starting point. And if you’re in the CT Shoreline area, here’s a free home buyer’s seminar offered by Guilford Savings Bank in Branford, Saturday March 18. home buyer

USDA Property & Income Eligibility Web Site
Learn more about USDA home loan programs and eligibility guidelines, and how to apply for a USDA loan.

CT Housing Finance Authority
The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) works with private developers, other Connecticut agencies, local Housing Authorities and Connecticut communities to create affordable housing options that address the needs of families and individuals with limited financial means.

CT 2-1-1
2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resources they need, including home purchase counseling. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Affordable Housing Back in Play

By Lisa Prevost

Publication: New York Times
Published: June 7, 2012

After a long recessionary torpor, an incentive program intended to help communities create affordable housing appears to be on the verge of revival. Called HOMEConnecticut, the state program was just taking off in 2008 when its financing was reduced and the housing market went into free fall. By that time, about 50 communities had received technical assistance grants to help them create high-density “incentive housing zones,” but only 9 have since followed through.

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Affordable Housing Back in Play

Middlesex United Way Honors Volunteers at Annual Meeting

By Jim Salemi

Publication: Middletown Press
Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

HADDAM — The Middlesex United Way recognized its past and present membership and partners at the organization’s Annual Meeting Tuesday morning at the Riverhouse at Goodspeed Landing banquet hall.

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Middlesex United Way Honors Volunteers at Annual Meeting

Ferry Crossing to Open in 2012 in Old Saybrook

By Becky Coffey

Publication: Shore Publishing
Published 05/25/2011 12:00 AM

With project financing secured and construction on the Ferry Crossing project set to start next month, HOPE Partnership announced it has selected DeMarco Management Corporation to manage the new rental property and coordinate the project’s marketing.

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Ferry Crossing to Open in 2012 in Old Saybrook

Old Saybrook’s New Approach To Affordable Housing: From The Ground Up

By Rick Green

Publication: The Courant
Published: May 24, 2011|

It’s a tossup which is more important, a good job or an affordable place to live. You can’t have one without the other. Old Saybrook, a comfortable shoreline community of well-kept neighborhoods, is showing us that even smaller municipalities can’t ignore the problem when residents no longer can afford to live in town. During a break in the rain last Friday, Old Saybrook broke ground on a 16-unit development that might become a model for the state.

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Old Saybrook’s New Approach To Affordable Housing: From The Ground Up

Tony Lyons: HOPE Housing Head

By Becky Coffey

Publication: Shore Publishing
Published 02/25/2010 12:00 AM

From Shoreline Publishing, The Day: Over the past 20 years, land in shoreline towns has steadily increased in value. This trend has meant that workers of low to moderate annual income for the area-the young teachers, public safety workers, service people and firefighters-have found it more and more difficult to find housing they can afford in the community where they work. And yet for many, including HOPE Partnership Board President Tony Lyons, what makes a small town like Old Saybrook a vibrant community is that it includes a diverse mix of incomes and ages.

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Tony Lyons: HOPE Housing Head

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