Welcome to another episode of Connecticut Latino News Opinion+, where we talk about major issues the Latinx and underrepresented communities face in the community.
This week we spoke with Nandini Natarajan, CEO of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA), about the importance and status of affordable housing across the state.
The CHFA has been dedicated to alleviating the shortage of affordable housing for low to moderate-income households throughout Connecticut since 1969, working alongside the governor and the Department of Housing.
“We believe that all low and moderate-income families and residents should have a range of choices where they can live affordably in safe quality housing and environmentally stable and economically healthy communities,” Natarajan said.
The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized all the different roles our homes can have in everyday life, Natarajan explained. People’s homes have become part-time remote classrooms, workspaces, and clinics for the past two years.
“Home is not just four walls–it’s more than four walls, it’s more than a roof, it’s more than an investment,” she said. “It’s really our sanctuary, it’s our refuge.”
- Learn more about eligibility and sign-up for MyHomeCT at www.chfa.org/myhomect
- For more information on the Time To Own Assistance Program visit www.chfa.org/timetoown
- CHFA’s Call Center is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- (877) 894 – 4111
- To view available job openings, check out www.chfa.org/careers