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. This year, the focus area for our funding is to assist nonprofit developers in making universal design adaptations for elderly and/or special needs 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 2023, CAHEC will offer three grants: one at $25,000, one at $15,000, and one at $10,000.

View Guidelines

For the purposes of this grant application, universal design includes, but is not limited to, any type of accessibility modification, provided those modifications meet all relevant codes and guidelines.

Applications for CAHEC’s 2023 Open Doors Homeownership Grant are now closed. Our next application period will open in March 2024.

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