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Community Housing of Wyandotte County (CHWC) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), community development corporation dedicated to revitalizing, stabilizing and reinvesting in Kansas City, Kansas neighborhoods. Our goal is provide meaningful programs to the residents of Wyandotte County to help them achieve, preserve and sustain quality neighborhoods and housing.

 

CHWC exists to serve the families and neighborhoods of Kansas City, Kansas/Wyandotte County.  From the “breaking of the ground”, we are planting and nurturing homes for our families.  We provide financial counseling, homebuyer assistance and a friendly caring staff willing to help all along the road to homeownership.

 

We are, however, much more than just housing. CHWC strives to create friendly and safe neighborhoods, providing families with meaningful places to gather and interact with one another. We support local parks, community gardens, and art programming.

 

Step inside historic Firehouse #9 along bustling Central Avenue in downtown Kansas City, Kansas and experience the true meaning of “community”!

 

CHWC is proud to be a chartered member of NeighborWorks America, a national network over 240 community development corporations working to strengthen communities all across America.

Rebuilding Neighborhoods

NeighborWorks America®

CHWC’s mission is to revitalize, stabilize and reinvest in Kansas City, Kansas neighborhoods through new and improved housing, homebuyer education and counseling, as well as community building & organizing initiatives; all of which improve the quality of life for the residents of Kansas City, KS.

 

Our mission is the foundation on which we rebuild our neighborhoods. We truly believe in the continued collaborations with our corporate, governmental, and non-profit partners in the areas of housing, homeownership education, and community engagement. These efforts will have an increasingly positive impact on the lives of the residents of Wyandotte County.

 

 In 2018, CHWC

  • Trained 525 in Homebuyer Education and Counseling (both English and Spanish)

  • Celebrated 75 new homebuyers 

  • Expanded "My Healthy Neighborhood" at our urban garden called Splitlog Farm. Resulting in 1,800 pounds of fresh produce

  • Generated over 2,000 in volunteer service hours through garden and arts programs

  • Attracted over $12 million of capital investment in Wyandotte County

CHWC

Home is the beginning of every family's story

Click on a picture to meet some of our families.

CHWC is a chartered member of NeighborWorks® America; a network of more than 240 organizations working in nearly 4,400 urban, suburban, and rural communities nationwide. NeighborWorks® America is the country’s preeminent leader in affordable housing and community development. We work to create opportunities for lower-income people to live in affordable homes in safe, sustainable neighborhoods that are healthy places for families to grow.

 

For more information, please visit neighborworks.org.