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Norwalk, Shelton affordable housing projects receive Fed tax credits

The projects are among seven in the state that will collectively create 439 rental units: 348 designated as affordable and 91 as market rate.

Connecticut Housing Finance Authority sets three bond sales

"In a state like Connecticut, finding an affordable home can be a challenge," said Karl Kilduff, CHFA’s executive director.

FHA renovation mortgage program an option for fixer-upper buyers

Ann L’Altrella, a loan officer with Network Funding LP in Shelton, credited the 203(k) loan program with helping in the sale of older homes that are either stuck in an aesthetic time warp or are in need of more than cosmetic help.

Connecticut Housing Finance Authority gets HUD grant for housing counseling

Programs include education classes and credit counseling for potential homebuyers, and foreclosure prevention counseling.

TD Bank invests $50M in CHFA bond facility

The bond facility will finance mortgages for first-time homeowners and Connecticut residents who have not owned a home in the past three years.

Wary borrowers avoiding reverse mortgage market

Reverse mortgages have weathered some controversy over the years, ranging from news stories regarding foreclosure cases against seniors who defaulted on the terms of their loans to a wider misperception that lenders automatically seize the property upon the death of the borrower.

CT Housing Finance Authority adds new mortgage for first-time homebuyers

The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority's Freddie Mac HFA Advantage loan offers lower mortgage insurance costs.

Program to improve energy performance in multifamily buildings announced

Users of programs like Benchmark CT typically save nearly 4 percent on energy in the first year, the platform's software provider says.

Housing authority debuts Spanish-speaking site

CHFA says it launched the website to better serve Hispanic markets and increase access to homebuying education and support.

In the field

Home ownership ticked up in Fairfield County last year, and other news affecting Fairfield County businesses.

Gold coastal property

Connecticut shared in a historic mortgage settlement; Fairfield County real estate news.

100 99ers on tap for training

The Workplace is enlisting companies to hire 100 area residents who have exhausted their unemployment benefits.