New Grant for Housing Opportunity in Litchfield County

This grant program supports cross-sector community engagement and provides technical assistance to create housing opportunities.

The Foundation for Community Health (FCH), Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF), and The Fund for the Northwest Corner, have come together to support local efforts to create affordable housing opportunities in our region in partnership with the Litchfield County Center for Housing Opportunity (LC-CHO).

Many residents and elected officials are eager to move from talking about this issue to seeing progress in action. Progress could mean fostering stronger public will to support town meeting votes or zoning approvals that will result in the creation of housing opportunities that are affordable. It could also mean the intentional leveraging of resources (funding, time, support) across organizations and sectors that lead to the same outcomes.

Our Goals for This Program

  1. Support collaborative processes that merge the need for housing solutions and economic growth with long-term commitments to conservation of the region's natural beauty and;
  2. Help build a robust pipeline of feasible affordable housing opportunities in the region through efforts that build public will, foster cross-sector collaboration, and provide support to our all-volunteer local housing non-profits to move projects from concept to reality.

Learn more about Create Housing Opportunity grant program