Community Development

The mission of the Community Development Department is to provide critical financial, informational, and support resources to low and moderate income Hamden residents seeking to improve their access to homeownership opportunities, the quality of their housing, the viability of their businesses, the usability and effectiveness of their shared community facilities, and the cleanliness of their neighborhoods.

Business Assistance 

  • This program assists business owners with the rehabilitation of commercial or industrial buildings.

Down Payment Assistance

  • The program is designed to assist low and moderate income first-time homebuyers with the purchase of their first home.

Fair Rent 

  • The Fair Rent Commission receives complaints, inquiries, and other communication regarding charges of excessive rent or dangerous conditions in housing accommodations within the Town.

Traditional Rehabilitation Program

  • Rehabilitation Programs offer housing assistance to private owners of residential property in the target areas.

Public Service Agency Grants

Below please see HUD 2021 Income Guidelines, that determine eligibility for all department programs. Additional eligibility requirements are determined on a program by program basis and can be found in related applications.  

Income Limits for 2021

Household Size:

1 person

2 person

3 person

4 person

5 person

6 person

7 person

8 person


Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)









Please refer to the related documents listed on this page for further information and resources.