To promote and facilitate healthy, safe, and affordable housing through advocacy, education, and resource development.
CHC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that serves Madison County by facilitating home repair, rehabilitation, and the creation of new affordable housing through bridging people and resources, one home and one neighbor at a time.
The scope of work performed ranges from building wheelchair accessible ramps to major home repairs such as roof replacements. As CHC's 2016 Annual Report (click on the link above to access) demonstrates, this last year was greatly productive as CHC served 164 individuals with 823 volunteers. Summer mission groups contributed 9,704 hours of in-kind labor, and the Neighbors Helping Neighbors program served 8 homes with an investment of $16,830 worth of in-kind labor and material donations. Annually, CHC provides over $250,000 in housing repairs to the community utilizing grants, in-kind donations, and CHC's growing network of dedicated volunteers.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a year-round volunteer program that started in 2014. It involves once-a-month Saturday workdays at a client's home and is an important community-building experience for all those who participate. A skilled professional leads home repair projects in which CHC clients and volunteers of all skill levels work together to rehabilitate a home in need. In 2016, Neighbors Helping Neighbors organized over 1,000 hours of volunteer labor to improve the safety and livability of 8 Madison County homes.