Community Housing Development Organization

The City of Rockford Community & Economic Development Department (City) administers the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), funds awarded to the City by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to create affordable housing units for low income households. Fifteen percent (15%) of the HOME funds (CHDO Reserves) must be awarded to CHDO certified developers.

The City certifies developers at the time of application for a development providing affordable housing units and each year during the term of their loan. Using the check list below, developers may gather and submit the necessary documentation to be certified as a CHDO with their funding application. The Rule Citations identified on the checklist may be found in  24 CFR Part 92 and 2 CFR part 200 (see links under “Additional Information Referred to on Checklist” below).

CHDO Commitment Requirements Checklist



Additional Information Referred to on Checklist

24 CFR Part 92 – HOME Final Rule

2 CFR Part 200

Low Income Neighborhood Requirement Form

Public Sector Representation Form
*MUST be completed for each public official

Low Income Map

CHDO Staff Capacity Evaluation

CHDO Board Certification of Income

Income Qualifying Documents

City’s Income Calculating Policy

Income Calculator

Technical Guide for Determining Income and Allowances for the HOME Program

2021 Income Limits, HOME Rents, Fair Market Rents, HOME Subsidy Limits

Other Resources

Utility Allowances