Helping CT and RI landlords build affordable housing in their communities

Dime’s CHAMP program, designed for landlords, provides them low interest rates to help them make more affordable housing a reality.

The program in a nutshell:

  • CHAMP = Creating Housing Affordable Mortgage Program
  • A flexible loan program for landlords in SE Connecticut and Western Rhode Island
  • Offers below market interest rates for purchase and rehabilitation of vacant properties
  • This program is singly focused on helping landlords succeed and, at the same time, helping them build & offer more affordable rental units for low- and moderate-income populations

Program highlights include:

  • Dime Bank will provide financing at below-market rates
  • Fixed term of 10 years, after which the loan reverts to market averages
  • Maximum term is 26 years including, as needed, up to 1st year construction phase
  • Loan amounts up to $500,000, with possible increases at Dime Bank’s sole discretion
  • Eligible properties include 2-4 family homes, and must be vacant at time of purchase
  • Dime may consider 5 or more units on a case by case basis
  • No application fee

We want to make a difference in affordable housing

  • Dime Bank is dedicated to meeting the housing needs of the low- and moderate-income population in our community
  • If you are a landlord who would like to partner with us in this effort, please contact us for more details

We want to help you realize your dreams

At Dime Bank, we strive to be the best community bank in Connecticut and Rhode Island by helping you realize your financial goals…

Dime’s full line of Loan Products – home mortgages, equity lines, personal loans, and more – are part of the plan. Whether you are buying a new home, tackling a major renovation, buying that new car, or pulling off the perfect wedding, we have a range of custom-designed loan products to meet your specific needs and help make your dreams come true.

Why CHAMP Loans?

Special program & flexible terms

Let's build a better community together

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