CDD is seeking to improve and expand housing choices available to residents in Madison. Inline with the City's 2020-24 Consolidated plan and the City's Housing Forward Initiative, CDD releases The Housing Forward- Homeownership Development and Services RFP every other year. The RFP was most recently released in 2022. This RFP supports homeownership development that:

  1. Improves existing owner-occupied housing Stock by preserving, upgrading and making accessibility improvements to the current inventory of affordable, owner-occupied housing units.
  2. Expands the supply of owner-occupied housing by increase the number of affordable, owner-occupied housing units through new construction, renovation or conversion.
  3. Provides homebuyer assistance that puts stable, affordable homeownership within reach of a broader mix of Madison households.

Additionally, CDD also funds homeownership programs and services that focus on financial literacy and homebuyer education through the Housing Forward- Homeownership Development and Services RFP.