Catholic Charities Housing Services (CCHS) provides affordable housing options, such as self-help housing, to meet the continuum of housing needs in the communities we serve throughout the Diocese. Working with local parishes, community groups and others sponsors, CCHS develops, owns and manages a variety of housing developments that serve low-income, vulnerable and underserved populations. These include workforce, senior and special needs housing, and single-family homeownership, including self-help housing. In addition to housing, CCHS provides a service-enriched living environment where education, self-empowerment and self-sufficiency are promoted to benefit over 3,000 residents living in fifteen communities.
The Mutual Self-Help Housing Program gives you the opportunity to build your own house. Working together with other families, you will learn valuable construction skills as you build your own house. There is no construction experience required because our construction supervisor will be there every step of the way. The months that you spend building your home can save you as much as $20,000, and there’s never a payment to make during construction.