2020 CHDO Certification Applications are due to SC Housing by Monday, March 30, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. (EST). Due to current circumstances surrounding COVID 19, SC Housing will accept CHDO Certification applications electronically. Applicants that wish to submit their applications electronically may do so by uploading them using the SC Housing Secure File Exchange. Upload instructions are available on that page.
Applicants in need of an extension to submit a CHDO Certification application may do so by emailing Jennifer.Cogan@schousing.com.
At least 15 percent of HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds must be set aside for specific activities to be undertaken by a special type of nonprofit called a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO). A CHDO is a private nonprofit, community-based organization that has staff with the capacity to develop affordable housing for the community it serves. In order to qualify for certification as a CHDO, the organization must meet certain requirements pertaining to their legal status, organizational structure, and capacity and experience. SC Housing administers the HOME Program for the State of South Carolina and meets the 15 percent set-aside through the production of rental housing.
In order to count towards the 15 percent set-aside, a CHDO must act as the owner, developer, or sponsor of a project that is an eligible set-aside activity. HUD requires SC Housing to certify that a non-profit meets the definition of a CHDO at the time of project commitment.
For further information about CHDO requirements and the certification process click on the link titled: HOME CHDO Certification Manual or contact Jennifer Cogan, Federal Program Manager at 803.896.9824 or Jennifer.email@example.com.