Are there requirements for community participation in CHDO's?
The CHDO must have a formal process for involving potential and actual low-income HOME program beneficiaries in the design, site location, and development of CHDO programs and projects. The more complex standards involve low-income accountability: no less than one-third of the CHDO's governing board may be residents of low-income neighborhoods (defined as at least 51 percent of households with incomes below 80 percent of median), low-income residents of the CHDO's target area, or elected representatives of low-income neighborhood organizations. Some nonprofits may have trouble meeting both standards; the required board structure may necessitate the reorganization or the creation of eligible subsidiaries and, for CHDO projects, the establishment of project-specific advisory committees.

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1. What is a CHDO?
2. Are there requirements for community participation in CHDO's?
3. What kind of experience does a CHDO have to possess?
4. Can local governments create CHDOs?
5. Can for-profit organizations create CHDO's?
6. Why should a participating jurisdiction work with CHDOs?
7. Is the PJ limited to only 15 percent for CHDOs?
8. Is nonprofit participation limited to the CHDO set-aside?
9. What can CHDOs do with HOME funds?
10. Can CHDOs do things that other HOME program participants cannot?
11. Are there additional eligible program uses for HOME funds in CHDO projects?
12. Who will pay a CHDO for carrying out CHDO set-aside projects?
13. Are there other benefits available to CHDOs?
14. Are there non-HOME benefits from becoming a CHDO?