What Is a CHDO?

A Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) is a private, nonprofit, organization that meets a series of qualifications prescribed in the HOME regulations. A minimum of 15% of each HOME allocation must be reserved by a Participating Junction (PJ) for CHDO activities.

A CHDO is defined as a private nonprofit organization that meets the following qualifications:
  • Is organized under state or local laws
  • Has no part of its net earnings inuring to benefit of any member, founder, contributor, or individual
  • Has 501c(3) status
  • Does not include a public body (no more than one third of board's membership for residents of low-income neighborhoods)
  • Has standards of financial accountability
  • Has among its purposes the provision of affordable housing for low- to moderate-income persons as evidenced in its charter, articles of incorporation, resolution, or bylaws
  • Maintains accountability to low-income community residents of low-income neighborhoods
  • Has a demonstrated capacity for carrying out activities assisted with HOME funds
  • Has a history of serving the community within which housing to be assisted with HOME funds to be located
For more information on CHDOs email La Sandra Corley.

CHDOs in Our Area

The following CHDOs are in our area:
  • 30901 Development Corporation
  • Laney Walker Development
  • Antioch Ministries
  • East Augusta Community Development
  • Promise Land
  • Sand Hills Community Development