How We Develop Neighborhoods
One of the ways CHWC improves Kansas City, KS neighborhoods is through real estate development. This is a key part of our Mission; to reinvest in our neighborhoods. Our neighborhoods have seen decades of decline and in order to erase the blight and deterioration, we need to re-invest in them.
This may include purchasing properties in need of renovation where we either update the home or demolish the home and rebuild a new one.
Affordable homeownership leads to:
Quality, owner-occupied homes
Safe, viable community
Increase property values
The homes that CHWC purchase for redevelopment aren’t economically feasible for the private market to invest in; thus the need for a non-profit like ours to accept the challenge.
The homes and land we purchase are often, tax delinquent, cited for building code violation, owned by absentee landlords/owners, and generally unkempt.
Our affordable housing efforts isn’t about just building a house; our goals is to create a better neighborhood through building or renovating a quality, affordable home, with a family who has received instruction on homebuyer education and in a neighborhood in which CHWC has engaged the community. That is how we rebuild our neighborhoods.