About CHF

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who we are and what we do


California Home Finance Authority (CHF)* is a duly constituted public entity and agency, organized in 1993 and existing under and by virtue of Articles 1 through 4 of Chapter 5 of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code of the State of California.

CHF has supported affordable homeownership in California for over two decades, providing homeownership programs featuring competitive interest rates and down payment assistance. To-date, CHF has helped over 45,000 individuals and families to purchase homes in California and provided over $49 million in non-repayable grants. In 2010, CHF expanded its focus to also provide residential energy efficiency financing to California homeowners.

CHF accomplishments

(Time period Jan, 1993 - July 2014)

  • Helped 45,390 individuals and families to purchase homes in California
  • Provided over $49.4 million in grants
  • Issued over $711 million in tax-exempt bonds
  • Issued over $2.0 billion in taxable bonds



*California Home Finance Authority (CHF) was formerly known as California Rural Home Mortgage Finance Authority or CRHMFA Homebuyers Fund (CHF). A formal name change is pending.