CHFA strengthens Colorado by investing in affordable housing and community development.

CHFA's vision is that everyone in Colorado will have the opportunity for housing stability and economic prosperity.​


Created in 1973

CHFA’s mission is to strengthen Colorado by investing in affordable housing and community development. We were created in 1973 by the Colorado General Assembly to address the shortage of affordable housing in the state.

In 1982, when the Colorado economy was experiencing economic difficulties, C​HFA began making loans to businesses.​​​​

Investing in Colorado's success

Since 1974, CHFA has invested more than $35.3 billion into Colorado’s economy. These resources have helped:

  • 153,043 ​Colorado homebuyers achieve homeownership;
  • 197,896 households attend homebuyer education classes held statewide;
  • 82,597 affordable rental housing units be developed or preserved; and
  • 8,945 businesses access capital to support 88,340 jobs.​​​
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Revitalizing neighborhoods and creating jobs

Our network of participating lenders and community partners helps us deploy our resources statewide and are instrumental to our work.

We are known for our commitment to innovation and customer service. We also offer a wide variety of professional education classes and technical assistance to help our customers and partners succeed. ​​

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Latest News

Colorado Capitol
April 15, 2024

CHFA is pleased to report that HB24-1434, which proposes to expand and strengthen the state affordable housing tax credit (AHTC), passed out of the House Finance Committee on Thursday unanimously with bipartisan support!

Colorado Capitol
April 3, 2024

On Monday, the much-anticipated legislation to expand the state Affordable Housing Tax Credit (AHTC) was introduced in the Colorado General Assembly.

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April 1, 2024

CHFA is pleased to announce the application for the first round of 2024 Direct Effect Awards is now open.

Colorado State Capitol building
March 20, 2024

CHFA supports proposed legislation in the 2024 legislative session that would expand the state Affordable Housing Tax Credit (AHTC) and requests your help to ensure this critical piece of legislation is introduced.

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March 12, 2024

CHFA’s 2023 Community Report is now available online. In the report, learn how CHFA invested $2.7 billion to support affordable housing and community development in 2023.