Open Doors Homeownership Grant

Open Doors Grant

Grant Summary

CAHEC offers the Open Doors Homeownership Grant to nonprofit organizations, with tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, engaged in developing affordable housing for sale to low-income households living in areas CAHEC serves. Because nonprofit developers often incur expenses not included in developmental budgets, CAHEC designed this annual grant to supplement the costs associated with developing housing for sale to low-income households.

Open Doors Grant

To be eligible for consideration, an affordable housing development must be located within CAHEC’s footprint of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington D.C., or West Virginia. CAHEC accepts applications annually from March to July 31.

Eligible applications are scored via a competitive review process and awarded upon the impact and quality of the proposals. For 2024, CAHEC will offer two grants at $25,000 each.

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Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to, training, travel, marketing, and consultants. Developmental expenses an organization may incur due to receiving an Open Doors Homeownership Grant are the responsibility of the grantee.

Applications for CAHEC’s 2024 Open Doors Homeownership Grant are now being accepted. Please visit our grant portal to complete your online application.

2023 Recipients

Click here to read more about each organization and learn how their efforts will change the lives of residents in their communities.

Need help?

To learn more about CAHEC’s Open Doors Homeownership Grant, please contact Stefanie Lee at 919-645-9825 or