Letter from the Board Chairperson and the Executive Director:
As 2021 has come to a close and we take stock of the year, we continue to be inspired by the resiliency of the countless partners, stakeholders and colleagues who make our work possible. In many ways, the year was characterized by a reopening and return to those moments when we celebrated the impact affordable housing has on people’s lives. Whether it was turning over a shovel of dirt at a groundbreaking or cutting the ribbon at a grand opening ceremony or reuniting with familiar faces at an outreach event, the past year has been both encouraging and humbling.
It has been encouraging because we have seen that, despite all that we face in these challenging times, the determination to serve the people of Connecticut endures.
And it has been humbling because the demand for stable, quality, affordable housing has never been so intense. We have heard from frustrated lenders, realtors, and potential homebuyers alike that finding an affordable starter home in this historically hot housing market is almost impossible. Likewise, we have heard from families who are forced to make tough choices when finding a home to rent.
It is clear that there is much work to be done. With a new year is upon us, and with a renewed sense of purpose, we look forward to bright things ahead in 2022.
Chair, CHFA Board of Directors
Commissioner, Department of Housing
Chief Executive Officer-Executive Director