The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) was recently awarded the Jack Shannahan Prize for Public Service from Connecticut Main Street Center, and is now a finalist for a Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award from the Urban Land Institute, reports The Day.

CHFA won the the Shannahan Prize for its Come Home to Downtown Program, which helps downtown building owners find ways to add housing to the upper floors of under-utilized buildings.

CHFA is a finalist for the ULI award for its Small Multifamily Rental Development Strategy, which relied on partnerships with Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFI’s) to create more than 2,200 units of affordable and mixed-income housing.

CHFA wins public service award