celebrating 40 years of financing the places where coloradans live and work


Created in 1973, CHFA first opened our doors for business in 1974. For 40 years, CHFA has been strengthening affordable housing and economic development in Colorado. In collaboration with our public and private sector partners, CHFA has invested over
$10 billion into Colorado’s economy. These resources have helped:
  • 84,472 Colorado homebuyers achieve homeownership;
  • 97,761 households attend homebuyer education classes held statewide;​​​
  • 58,628 affordable rental housing units be developed or preserved; and
  • 3,670 business access capital to support 49,570​ jobs.
We thank the people of Colorado who’ve supported our work throughout the state, and we give special acknowledgement to our lending and community partners for their dedication to affordable housing and economic development.

Learn more about CHFA’s work by watching the following video and by checking out our 40th anniversary timeline​.

Home Is Where My Story Startssm Contest

CHFA’s home mortgage customers joined us in celebrating our 40th Anniversary in 2014 by entering the Home Is Where My Story Startssm contest. They sent CHFA a written or video entry telling us their homeownership experience. Winners received a free home mortgage payment or $1,000 applied toward their CHFA mortgage, whichever is greater.

Learn more about the
Home Is Where My Story Startssm contest.

david w. herlinger direct effect awards​

As part of of our 40th Anniversary celebration, CHFA invited ​nonprofits working in Colorado to apply for one of four $10,000 David W. Herlinger Direct Effect Awards. To be eligible, the nonprofit was required to show how their work aligns with CHFA’s mission to support affordable homeownership, the development or preservation of affordable rental housing, or growth and investment in Colorado businesses. Additionally, applicants were asked to describe how the $10,000 award could assist them in making a direct effect within the communities they serve. 

CHFA received nearly 100 applications from nonprofits across the state. Selecting only four winners from the pool of strong and dedicated organizations was a difficult task. We look forward to working in collaboration will all of our nonprofit partners as we continue to make a Direct Effect in Colorado for many years to come. 

Learn more about the 2014 winners and the Direct Effect awards​.

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