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. New this year, we are implementing a focus area for our funding to assist nonprofit developers in their weatherization efforts.

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 2021, CAHEC will offer three grants: one at $25,000, one at $15,000, and one at $10,000.

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Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to, replacement/addition of insulation; cleaning of duct work; weather stripping around doors and windows; sealing of air leaks; additional ventilation work; replace air ducts; or weatherization audit assistance (for application to other state/federal grants).

Applications for CAHEC’s 2021 Open Doors Homeownership Grant are now open. Please visit our online portal for access to the application.

Need help?

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