Homes First is a CHDO organization.
A “CHDO” (pronounced “CHO-DOE”) is a Community-Based Housing Development Organization–a special status which the government grants to nonprofit community organizations engaged in housing development activities that benefit low and moderate income families. To become a CHDO, an organization must apply to its local city or county government (if the organization is located in an urban area), or the state (if the organization is located in a rural area). There are several significant benefits of becoming a CHDO, including access to government funding and property tax exemptions.
begins at home: People who live in a home do better at work and are more engaged with the world around them.
begins at home: Children in stable homes learn and achieve more in school. A home helps level the playing field. Children deserve a chance to succeed in school and in life, which all begins with their family being able to afford a decent place to live.
begins at home: Healthy habits are more accessible when you live in a stable, affordable home. Children get the healthy start they need.
begins at home: When people have a home they can count on, a stronger sense of community keeps streets, neighborhoods, and communities safer.
A Strong Economy
begins at home: At all income levels, people living in a home can afford more. Local job growth and a strong economy start at home. It should be possible for working people to afford housing and still have enough money for the basics like groceries, gas, and childcare.